Queens University, API host free March 1 lunch, discussion on politics and social issues

Queens University of Charlotte (N.C.) Knight School of Communication and the American Press Institute will hold a Super Tuesday event to discuss some of the most divisive and difficult topics in this year’s presidential election.James-L-Knight-School-of-Communication


Community activists and journalists who cover them will discuss their roles in examining social issues such as race and gender, immigration and more. The session will also include a demonstration of top data and tools to help inform voters on these issues accurately and responsibly, including the newly released TV Political Ad Archive.

Speakers include: Marcus Bass, Democracy North Carolina and The Tribe; Ashley Williams, fellow at IgniteNC; Tami Fitzgerald, executive director at the NC Values Coalition; Jim Morrill, Charlotte Observer; and Glenn Burkins,  Qcitymetro.com.

Brandon Brooks, assistant professor of digital media studies at Queens, will serve as moderator.

The full agenda is here.

The event will be held from 12 noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, at the Charlotte campus Sykes Building, Room 326, 1900 Selwyn Avenue. The lunch and event are free, but space is limited so register now.


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