Rising Up: The Power of Narrative in Pursuing Racial Justice
Thursday, October 19, 2023 | 7 pm
SUNY New Paltz, Lecture Center
While people of color are fast becoming the majority population in the United States, the perspectives of white Americans still dominate the vast majority of the media created and consumed every day. Media makers of color, long shut out of the decision-making process, are rising up to advance a set of different narratives, offering stories and perspectives to counter the racism and disinformation that have long dominated America’s political and cultural landscape. Award-winning journalist Sonali Kolhatkar delivers a guide to racial justice narrative-setting in her talk, the same title as her new book, Rising Up: The Power of Narrative in Pursuing Racial Justice (City Lights, 2023). With a focus on shifting perspectives in news media, entertainment, and individual discourse, she will highlight the writers, creators, educators, and influencers who are successfully building a culture of affirmation and inclusion.
General admission is complimentary. A $10.00 donation is suggested to the SUNY New Paltz Foundation to support educational opportunities for our students. Book signing and reception follow the event.
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