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Thursday, August 9 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Writing Op-Eds On Race

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A panel of columnists and op-ed writers of color will discuss the pressures they face when confronting race in their work. As people of color writing opinions about communities of color, the panelists will share methods for how they cope with backlash from trolls, concerned readers and even their own editors and colleagues. They'll also talk about how to pitch and publish race-related op-eds.

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Sameer Rao

Editor, Technical.ly
I'm a Baltimore-based journalist and spent most of my career as an arts and culture reporter (with detours in other beats) for outlets like The Baltimore Sun and Colorlines. I'm currently an editor for Technical.ly, a tech- and entrepreneurship-focused digital media outlet with dedicated... Read More →
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Monica Rhor

Narrative writer covering gender, sexuality, spirituality and race, Houston Chronicle
Monica Rhor is a narrative writer covering gender, sexuality, spirituality and race issues for the Houston Chronicle. She also has been a staff writer for the Associated Press, Boston Globe, Miami Herald, Philadelphia Inquirer and Orange County Register. Monica’s work has won numerous... Read More →
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Gracie Bonds Staples

Columnist, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Gracie Bonds Staples is an award-winning features writer and columnist with 39 years of experience writing for daily newspapers. She has spent the last 18 years at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, where she writes the “This Life with Gracie” column. Honors: 2018 GLAAD Media Award for Best Newspaper Article, Phillip Rush Community Builder Award from Georgia Equality, and 4-time best feature writing from the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists. _x000D_... Read More →

Thursday August 9, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm CDT