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Friday, May 18 • 14:30 - 15:45
Seen, Tweeted and Heard: It’s time to finally listen to Black women

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Mainstream media outlets have traditionally denied Black women the space to tell their stories -- a practice that reflects the sexism and racism that defines the media landscape. With the expansion of the internet and social media, Black women have bypassed traditional media gatekeepers to amplify their voices. As shown by the creation of powerful movements such as #BlackLivesMatter and #OscarsSoWhite, Black women are using the internet to sound the alarm on gross racial injustices, provide their perspectives on cultural happenings and create community. In this session, prominent Black women leaders will discuss how they have used platforms like Twitter when denied space in mainstream outlets.

The chat will start with a lay of the land explaining the issue, then move into a free flowing discussion facilitated by a moderator and a short Q&A.

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Brandi Collins-Dexter

Senior Campaign Director, Color Of Change
Brandi serves as Senior Campaign Director for Color Of Change and oversees the Media, Democracy and Economic Justice department. In her tenure, she has led a number of successful corporate and government accountability campaigns including those that tackle online discrimination, violent... Read More →

Friday May 18, 2018 14:30 - 15:45 EDT