The LSU Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs, in partnership with Southern University's Nelson Mandela College of Government & Social Sciences, Louisiana Budget Project, NAACP Louisiana State Conference and LSU Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is pleased to present Racism: Dismantling the System, an ongoing series of conversations about structural racism and solution-oriented action toward equal opportunity and justice in our communities. The series will amplify the voices of community advocates, academics, journalists and more working for social justice in our nation and beyond.
Season One: Fall 2020
What is Race? Unpacking Racism in Our Structures & Institutions
In the inaugural episode of Racism: Dismantling the System, NAACP Louisiana State Conference President Michael McClanahan will moderate a conversation tracing the construction of structures and institutions built on racism in society from the earliest days of the United States. Local and national experts will explore the history of how racism has been built into the fabric of the United States from colonization to slavery to the Civil Rights Movement and beyond.
Blackness and the Media Miniseries
In partnership with Baton Rouge Area Association of Black Journalists and LSU National Association of Black Journalists
The Black Press: Advocating from the Beginning to Today
The first installment of “Blackness and the Media” will feature a conversation about the genesis of the Black Press, its advocacy role, the twists and turns of its existence, and ongoing fight to remain relevant during a time of increased media competition.
Justice For Us All: Black Journalists and Their Continued Fight for Accuracy, Representation
and a Seat at the Table
This second conversation in the Blackness and the Media Miniseries will focus on Black representation in mainstream media outlets as journalists and decision-makers are paramount in the continued fight for racial equity and social justice.
New Media, New Rules: How Social Media and Digital Media Outlets Help Expand the Black Narrative and March Toward Real Systemic Change
Liberty and Justice for All: Fighting Voting Suppression Then & Now
Season Two: Spring 2021
HBCUs and PWIs: The Importance of Both
Race, Religion and the Moment We're In: The Religion of White Rage
The Opportunity Gap: A Discussion About Healthcare, Economic and Housing Disparities in Communities of Color Part I