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MeToo

Impact and Outcomes for the Me Too Movement in Media Friday, Jan. 26 from 10-11am Media Innovation Lab, McKinley Building

The explosive "Me Too" movement has resulted in famous men from all walks of life being brought down by accusations of inappropriate sexual misconduct. Time magazine recognized the silence breakers as "persons of the year" for 2017. Many hope that this will represent a sea change in the treatment of women in the workplace across industries. Others fear that this momentous movement will fizzle out. SOC Professors Jane Hall, (Journalism) Molly O'Rourke (Political Communication) and Russell Williams (Film and Media Arts) will speak about the impact of this movement in their respective fields and what we might expect next.

Sponsored by: School of Communication Diversity Committee

Free and open to the public. First come, first seated.

An Outrage - A documentary about lynching in the American south

"An Outrage" Film screening and Discussion Wednesday, Jan. 31 at 6:30pm
Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater, McKinley Building

Light refreshments in theater lobby before program begins.

Documentary film (33 min) about lynching in the American South including the perspectives of descendants, community activists and scholars on how this history of injustice is reflected today. Following screening, SOC professor Leena Jayaswal moderates a Q&A discussion with filmmakers Hannah Ayers and Lance Warren.

Sponsored by: School of Communication, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Public Affairs, Office of Campus Life, Center for Media & Social Impact, and SOC Diversity Committee

Free and open to the public. First come, first seated.

Thank You For Your Service

Thank You For Your Service Film clips and Discussion Wednesday, Feb, 7 at 5:30pm
Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater, McKinley Building

Light refreshments in theater lobby before program begins.

Featured guest: David Finkel, Washington Post reporter and author of the book "Thank You For Your Service" upon which the narrative film is based. Audience Q&A moderated by Professor Lynne Perri, managing editor of the Investigative Workshop. The film depicts U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq and struggling to adjust to civilian life while living with memories of the war.

Sponsored by: Investigative Reporting Workshop and School of Communication

Free and open to the public. First come, first seated.

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (2017) Film screening and Discussion Tuesday, Feb, 13 at 7:00pm
Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater, McKinley Building

6:30 pm Reception theater lobby before program begins.

Former Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world to train an army of activists and influence climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes - on moments both private and public, funny and poignant - as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.

Sponsored by: School of Communication, Center for Environmental Filmmaking, College of Arts & Sciences Dept. Health Studies, Dept. of Environmental Science, ECOcollaborative

Free and open to the public. First come, first seated.

Kerner Report

The Kerner Report - 50 Years Later Thursday, February 15 at 6:30pm
Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater, McKinley Building

Fifty years after the Kerner Commission studied the causes of deadly riots in America's cities, Dr. Sherri Williams, SOC Race, Media & Communication Professor, will moderate a panel of journalists to discuss the importance of The Kerner Report in both a historical and contemporary context. The government commission report indicted the media for enabling racism and rebellions to flourish through neglect and distorted reporting on Black America. Panelists to include Richard Prince, a Washington Post reporter hired in 1968, the year the Kerner Report was released, and publisher of Journal-isms; Hannah Allam, BuzzFeed News reporter covering Muslim life in America; and Johnetta Elzie, renowned citizen journalist and Ferguson protestor.

Sponsored by: School of Communication, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Public Affairs, Office of Campus Life, Center for Media & Social Impact, and SOC Diversity Committee

Free and open to the public. First come, first seated.

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