Storytelling Power: Art and Media in Activism

Much has been made of the importance social media in modern movements-but it is not the exclusive source of news on social issues for the general American public.  Mainstream media and entertainment outlets continue to be primarily responsible for crafting the public's perception of marginalized communities.  Those perceptions are poorly informed and have great impact on the traction social change can-or can't-take.  Who gets to own the narrative? Who should deliver it? Are there messages and messengers that are off limits?  Does politics create lasting change- or does culture? Which comes first? Guests in this session will bring their perspectives as artists, advocates and journalists to answer these critical questions and more.

Guest: Symone Sanders, CNN Political Commentator & Former National Press Secretary, Bernie Sanders for President and Sophia Bush, Activist and Actress.


Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:45pm
Littauer 166 (L-166) IOP Conference Room