Conversations in Color is a free public cultural series created by the Amistad Research Center that features artists, educators,
Conversations in Color is a free public cultural series created by the Amistad Research Center that features artists, educators, and community activists in talks about their work and its impact on social change.
The Intersection of Social Justice and Journalism
The Amistad Research Center, in partnership with the Tulane University Office of Multicultural Affairs, will host Charles Blow in a dialogue about the intersection of social justice and journalism. This conversation will explore the role of the race relations in the United States, journalists in the age of misinformation, journalists as “change agents,” and the use of social media platforms in social justice movements.
Moderator: Dr. Kara Tucina Olidge, Executive Director, Amistad Research Center
CHARLES M. BLOW is an Op-Ed columnist at The New York Times where his column appears on Thursdays and Mondays. Mr. Blow’s columns tackle hot-button issues such as social justices, racial equality, presidential politics, police violence, gun control, and the Black Lives Matter Movement.
Mr. Blow is also a CNN commentator and a Presidential Visiting Professor at Yale, where he teaches a seminar on media and politics.
Mr. Blow is the author of the critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling memoir, Fire Shut Up in My Bones. The book won a Lambda Literary Award and the Sperber Prize and made multiple prominent lists of best books published in 2014. People Magazine called it “searing and unforgettable.”
Mr. Blow joined The New York Times in 1994 as a graphics editor and quickly became the paper’s graphics director, a position he held for nine years. Mr. Blow went on to become the paper’s design director for news before leaving in 2006 to become the art director of National Geographic Magazine. Before coming to The Times, Mr. Blow had worked at The Detroit News.
Mr. Blow graduated magna cum laude from Grambling State University in Louisiana, where he received a B.A. in mass communications, and he holds an honorary doctorate from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. He lives in Brooklyn and has three children.
The Office of Multicultural Affairs, Tulane University. The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) and the Office for Gender and Sexual Diversity (OGSD), known together as THE O, serves as the hub of diverse cultural, social, and intellectual life at Tulane University. It is our mission to foster an open and vibrant learning environment that welcomes, respects, and appreciates the histories, traditions, and cultures of traditionally underrepresented student populations. We also address issues of bias, discrimination, and harassment—all of which negatively affect the health and well being of students and learning communities
(Monday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CST
Kendall Cram Lecture Hall Lavin-Bernick Center