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Let Press Freedom Ring
February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Six Acres Bed & BreakfastFREE
Learn how to have trusting relationships with the media at Let Press Freedom Ring.
In celebration of African American History Month and in support of local journalism, there will be a reception and Fireside chat with historian, former Atlanta Councilman and WAOK radio “Too Much Truth” host Dr. Derrick Boazman.
The reception and Fireside chat are FREE and open to the public. The reception starts at 6 p.m. and the lecture will begin promptly at 7 p.m., followed by a brief Q&A. Please RSVP for the event by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Let Press Freedom Ring
From slavery to modern times, there have been journalist and media outlets that have served both as a source of local news and how to be civically engaged, as well as a source of support for social justice issues and other issues of local concern that directly impact the community. Many of these news organizations face challenges in how to reach the communities they seek to serve, and many marginalized communities and communities of color are eager to strengthen their relationship with local journalists and news organizations.
Dr. Boazman will share recommendations and techniques on how to foster more trusting, honest relationships with the media as a way to ensure accurate representation, and on how the story they want to share achieves both a wide reach and accurate, balanced coverage.
This event is made possible by a Press Freedom Incentive Fund grant from PEN America, a nearly century-old international organization that stands at the intersection of literature and human rights to protect free expression in the United States and worldwide.
In its pilot 2017-2018 year, this Fund supported initiatives in more than 20 cities and regions—in places like Detroit, Birmingham, and Cincinnati—to build new local constituencies ready to defend press freedom.
At the event you will learn more about PEN America’s Press Freedom Incentive Fund and how you can obtain resources to mobilize your community around press freedom, free expression, event planning, communications, audience building, and literary activism.