This summer’s Trayvon Martin decision was a flashpoint for discussions of race in the United States, forcing us to rethink the ways in which we understand our contemporary social moment. This event presents an interactive conversation on how we can, and why we need to, historicize the present, contextualize the past, and foreground the complicated interactions of race, media and social consciousness.
Dr. Safiya U. Noble, Department of Media and Cinema Studies
Dr. Noble focuses her research on digital media platform design and social informatics, representations of people of color and women in commercial search and social media systems, and information policy.
Dr. Janice Collins, Department of Journalism
Dr. Collins is a multi-award winning journalist with 20 years of experience in the journalism industry and an award-winning professor with 11 year of teaching experience.
Dr. Lisa Marie Cacho, Department of Latino/a Studies
Dr. Cacho focuses her scholarship on interrogations of the ways in which human value is both ascribed and denied relationally along racial, gendered, sexual, national and spatial lines.