Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Beyond Jena Forum
The 2007 demonstrations in Jena Louisiana were the first civil rights protest organized through blogs according to Howard Witt of the Chicago Tribune. My colleagues at Xavier Kimberly Chandler and Bart Everson put together this fascinating program called "Beyond Jena: A Forum on Bloggers of Color, Education and Social Justice in New Orleans." The first panel is: The Rise of Blogging and Grassroots Media as Tools for Social Justice in New Orleans and Beyond. The second panel is: Using Blogging and Grassroots Media as an Educational Tool to Realize the Xavier Mission: A Discussion of Best Practices and Student Reflections.
I encourage you to make it if you can. It takes place on January 31st and you can register here (it's free).