The panel discussion will focus on strategies that journalists use to disrupt divisive cultural narratives and underscore the common humanity of people living in the United States and around the world.
Soledad O’Brien is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and CEO of Starfish Media Group. Farai Chideya is an award-winning author, journalist, professor, and lecturer. She frequently appears on public radio and cable television, speaking about race, politics, and culture. Ginia Bellafante has been a social and cultural critic at The New York Times for over a decade. Her current weekly opinion column, called the Big City, covers housing, politics, education, philanthropy and the way that New Yorkers live and interact. Jimmie Briggs is a human rights activist, journalist, and founder of the Man Up Campaign, a global initiative to mobilize young people to stop violence against women and girls in their communities through music, sports and technology.