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Friday, August 10 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Changing the Game of Racial Ignorance Toward Asians in Media: Learning from the WEEI Incident

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In today's climate of heightened awareness, ignorance can make a seemingly innocent remark offensive and the backlash can be explosive. Sports talk show host Christian Fauria, of WEEI in Boston, experienced this firsthand and will take part in the discussion to give us an opportunity to assess how we in the media can raise awareness of offensive stereotypes— particularly against Asian Americans— and best deal with similar incidents.

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Jonathan Choe

Reporter, NBC 10 Boston
Jonathan Choe is a general assignment reporter for NBC 10 Boston and NECN. Prior to his arrival, Choe spent three years at KMSP-TV FOX 9 in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota._x000D_ _x000D_ He also worked in Chicago as a general assignment reporter for Chicagoland Television (CLTV... Read More →
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Christian Fauria

Sports Host/Analyst, Entercom/WEEI
Christian Fauria is a host on WEEI's "Fauria and Merloni with Big O" on midday weekdays. A 13-year NFL veteran, spent four years with the Patriots from 2002 to 2005 and helped New England win two Super Bowl rings. More recently, Fauria has worked as a college football analyst for... Read More →
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Shirley Leung

Columnist and Associate Editor, Boston Globe
Shirley Leung is a columnist and associate editor at the Boston Globe. She is also a regular contributor to National Public Radio affiliate WGBH and New England Cable News. She is a three-time finalist for the Loeb Award for Commentary. In 2018, Boston Magazine named her to its list... Read More →
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Michele Steele

Reporter, ESPN
Michele Steele is a national correspondent for ESPN and contributes to all ESPN platforms including SportsCenter, Outside the Lines and NFL Countdown._x000D_ _x000D_ Her reporting has taken her inside the biggest stories in sports, including the murder trial of former NFL player Aaron... Read More →


Friday August 10, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm CDT