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|Posted on Thursday, April 19, 2007 - 9:56 am: || |
Interesting little shindig...........
The Detroit Chapter of the NABJ (National Association of Black Journalists) will hold a Town Hall meeting, Thursday, April 19, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. inside the General Auditorium at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. The theme of the evening is “The New ‘N’ Word: Fostering Cultural Understanding and Diversity in Media,” and will feature a panel discussion focusing on the Don Imus/Rutgers University Women’s Basketball team incident and solutions to promoting multicultural understanding. The panel will also discuss the mixed messages found in today's hip hop music genre regarding the depiction of women.
Panel participants will include: Rev. Wendell Anthony, NAACP; Rev. David Burlock, St. Matthews Church; Brandon Truttling, WXYZ Channel 7; Akindele Akinyemi, Syndicated Columnist; Desiree Cooper, Detroit Free Press, Mekisha Madden-Toby, Detroit News; Catherine Kelly, Michigan Citizen, Khary Frazier, Michigan Citizen; Lisa Wilmore, The Wilmore Agency.
The evening will also feature a special tribute to Neal Shine, an overview of the Buy Black Weekend event presented by the International Detroit Black Expo and its CEO Kenneth Harris, a dialogue on multiculturalism by Ed Foxworth III, CEO/Foxworth Marketing Group and a moment of silence for the slain students at Virginia Tech University.
The Detroit Chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is an organization that seeks to empower print and broadcast journalists, public relations specialists and communications professionals through the sharing of information, education and networking with the goal of reflecting the highest standards of excellence, credibility and integrity in the field of communication.
The general public is invited to attend the FREE event along with print, broadcast and photo journalists, editors, authors, literary artists, university and high school students who are enrolled in journalism (print or broadcast), public relations and communications fields.
For further information, call Chris Campbell, Detroit NABJ President, 248.632.0361 or e-mail email@example.com.