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Race, Racism and American Media
Virtual Conference - Draft Schedule

Day 1 - Feb 25

10:30-10:45 AM ET

 

Welcome

Robin A. Lenhardt, Professor of Law, Georgetown Law Center

William M. Treanor, Executive Vice President; Dean of the Law Center; Paul Regis Dean Leadership Chair and Professor of Law, Georgetown Law Center

Leonard M. Baynes, Dean and Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Center

10:45-11:15 AM ET

 

Free Press: Media 2070

Alicia Bell, Co-Founder Media 2070, Director of the Racial Equity in Journalism Fund Borealis Philanthropy

Trevor Smith, Director of Narrative Change Liberation Ventures

Joe Torres, Senior Director of Strategy and Engagement, Free Press

11:30AM- 12:30 PM ET

 

Historical and Current Perspectives on Race, Racism and American Media

Moderator: Robin A. Lenhardt, Professor Georgetown Law Center

Panelists:
Mark Lloyd, Clinical Professor of Communication, U.S.C. Annen berg School of Communications and Journalism

Catherine J.K. Sandoval, Associate Professor, Santa Clara University School of Law

Paul Starr, Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, and Stuart Professor of Communications and Public Affairs, Princeton University

12:45-1:30PM ET

 

Moderator: Leonard M. Baynes, Dean and Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Center

Colloquy
Black Media Pioneer: Cathy Hughes, Founder and Chairperson of Urban One, Inc. (formerly known as Radio One, Inc. the largest African American-owned and operated, media company in the nation)

1:45-3PM ET

 

Regulatory Responses and Challenges

Moderator: Anthony E. Varona
Dean-Designate, Seattle University School of Law; Dean Emeritus and Massey Chair, University of Miami School of Law

Panelists:

Mignon Clyburn, Former FCC Commissioner and now President of MLC Strategies, LLC

Ron Nell Andersen Jones, Lee E. Teitelbaum Professor of Law, The University of Utah College of Law and Affiliated Fellow, Yale Law School Information Society Project

David Honig, former President of the Multicultural Media Telecom Internet Council

Antoine Haywood, Ph.D. Candidate and Penn Presidential Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Annenberg School for Communication

Lavonda Reed, Dean and Professor of Law, Georgia State University College of Law

3:15-4:30 PM ET

 

Corporate, Business, and Economic Responses and Challenges

Moderator: Nora Benavidez (she/her)
Senior Counsel and Director, Digital Justice & Civil Rights, Free Press & Free Press Action Fund

Panelists:

James D. Nelson, Vinson & Elkins Professor and Associate Professor of Law and Business, University of Houston Law Center

Howard Shelanski, Professor of Law, Georgetown Law Center

Cheryl L. Wade, Dean Harold F. McNiece Professor of Law, St. John's University School of Law

Joel Waldfogel, Associate Dean of MBA Programs and Frederick R. Kappel Chair in Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management

4:45- 6 PM ET

 

Reparations and Other Cor rective Actions

Moderator: Anupam Chander, Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of Law and Technology, Georgetown Law Center

Panelists:

Malkia Devich-Cyril, Senior Fellow and Founding Director MediaJustice

William A. Darity, Jr., Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics and the director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University

A.Kirsten Mullen, Folklorist and the founder of Artefactual, an arts-consulting practice, and Carolina Circuit Writers, a literary consortium that brings expressive writers of color to the Carolinas

Eric Miller, Professor of Law and Leo O'Brien Fellow, Loyola Marymount University, Loyola Law School Los Angeles

Safiya U. Noble, Associate Professor of Gender Studies and African American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles. Co-Founder and Co-Director of the UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry (C2i2).

6:15-6:30PM ET

 

Closing Speaker

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee
U.S. Member of Congress

Day 2 - Feb 26

10:50am ET

 

Brief introductory remarks

11am ET

 

Panel 1

Moderator: Dave Fagundes, Baker Botts LLP Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Center

Authors:

Tiffany Penner, J.D. Candidate 2022, University of Houston Law Center, Advertising Equity

Cathy Sandoval, Associate Professor of Law, Santa Clara University School of Law, Carolyn Byerly, Professor and Chair Communication Culture, Howard University and Katherine McGraw Poor FCC Research Methodology Undermines Media Ownership Diversity

Christopher Terry, Assistant Professor of Media Law, University of Minnesota's Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication, New Data Tells the Same Old Story: Minority Ownership and Underrepresentation

12pm ET

 

Panel 2

Moderator: Erin Carroll, Professor of Law, Legal Practice, Georgetown Law Center

Authors:

Cara Berg-Powers, Visiting Lecturer, Clark University, Media's Impact on Perception of Criminality in White Teachers of Their Students of Color

Reginald Oh, Professor of Law, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Spatial Erasure and Media Narratives about Race

Dre Cummings, Charles Baum Distinguished Professor of Law, William H. Bowen School Of Law and Caleb Conrad, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, 11th-West District of Arkansas, CNN for Black People

2pm ET

 

Panel 3

Moderator: Anupam Chander, Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of Law and Technology, Georgetown Law Center

Authors:

John Tehranian, Paul W. Wildman Chair and Professor of Law, Southwestern Law School,
The Phantom MENAce

Anjali Vats, Associate Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, On the Ontological Antiblackness of "Copying" and "Fairness" Doctrine

Christian Sundquist, Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh, School of Law,
Covid-19 Media Coverage and the Rise of Racial Genetic Determinism

3pm ET

 

Panel 4

Moderator: Robin Lenhardt, Professor, Georgetown Law Center

Authors:

Susan Hanley Duncan, Dean and Professor of Law, University of Mississippi School of Law and Emelia O'Neil, Banking and Finance Major Class of 2023, University of Mississippi, Media Ownership Then and Now

ltay Ravid, Assistant Professor of Law, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law,
Covering Homicide Victims and the Double-Edged Sword of Colorblindness

Jennifer Safstrom, Counsel, Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection at Georgetown University Law Center, Time to SLAPP Back

4pm ET

 

Panel 5

Moderator: Christina Koningisor, Associate Professor, The University of Utah College of Law

Authors:

Peter Huang, Professor and DeMuth Chair, University of Colorado Law School, How American Corporate Media Can Help to Challenge AAPI Hate

Erin Carroll, Professor of Law, Legal Practice, Georgetown Law, Obstruction of Journalism

John Browning, Partner, Spencer Fane LLP, Martyr on the Altar ofTruth

5pm ET

 

Brief concluding remarks

Co-sponsored by:


Georgetown University Racial Justice Institute
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