Facing Race: A National Conference in St. Louis, MO — November 20-22, 2024

Olivia Pope Notwithstanding: Strategies to Transform a TV Landscape Causing Everyday Harm to Black People

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Saturday, 11/15
1:50 pm to 3:20 pm

Stereotypical images of Black people are not only insulting and inaccurate — they’re dangerous. Research shows that the limited stories we see shape cultural attitudes about Black people and drive the decisions of lawmakers, employers, teachers and police. Media literacy training has taught us all to understand the problem, but what are the strategies for creating real change? This panel will address that question through the perspectives of activism and research and through the voices of those working in the industry itself.  We will focus on the critical need for organizing while exposing the behind-the-scenes practices that shape such a harmful media landscape.