In the wake of the Don Imus insult to the Rutgers University women's basketball team during their play in the 2007 final four tournament, Rutgers University is convening a panel discussion to address racism and sexism in the media and society. Dave Zirin, BuzzFlash Guest Contributor and eminent commentator on the interface of sports and politics, is among the panelists. The event is open to the public.
Challenging Racism and Sexism in the Media and Society: A Panel Discussion
7pm, Tuesday, April 24th
Multipurpose Room - Student Center
126 College Ave
Rutgers University Campus
New Brunswick, NJ
Danyel Smith, Editor-in-Chief, VIBE magazine, and author, More Like Wrestling.
David Zirin, Press Action's 2005 and 2006 Sportswriter of the Year, sports columnist for The Nation.com, and author, 'What's My Name, Fool?': Sports and Resistance in the United States and Welcome to the Terrordome: The Pain, Politics, and Promise of Sports.
Ira Berkow, Pulitzer Prize winner for national sports reporting for his series "How Race Is Lived in America," sports feature writer for The New York Times, and author, Hank Greenberg: The Story of My Life.
Deepa Fernandes, radio host of Wake-Up Call on WBAI, author, Targeted: National Security and the Business of Immigration.
Moderator: Deepa Kumar, Assistant Professor, Journalism and Media Studies Department, Rutgers, and author, Outside the Box: Corporate Media, Globalization, and the UPS Strike.
Journalism and Media Studies Department
Office of the President, Rutgers University
Office of Faculty Diversity Initiatives
Africana Studies Department
Institute for Women's Leadership
School of Communication, Information, and Library Studies
Center for Media Studies
Department of History
Center for Race and Ethnicity