Workshop Five: Framing Racial Justice

Afternoon Session: 2:45 pm – 4:30 pm

Despite the election of the nation’s first black president, racial disparities in education, health care, wealth, housing, sentencing, and many other issues continue to persist in the United States. Unless we challenge the myth of a post-racial society and address the issue of structural racism, we will not be able to dismantle this system of maintaining inequalities. This workshop is a mini version of Progressive Communicators Network’s 3-day Racial Justice Framing Institute, in collaboration with smartMeme and United for a Fair economy. In this session, participants will develop an understanding of structural racism, learn the components of framing a story, and see examples and opportunities for using a “racial justice” lens to frame justice issues.

Presenters:

Tom Louie, Progressive Communicators Network/Boston

Co-presenter TBD

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