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Future Forum: The Austin Bombings: Race and the Media

Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum
Austin, TX

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The Future Forum invites you to join us as we honor the victims and reflect on the media coverage of last year's package bombings in Austin. For this event, we are assembling journalists and critical media consumers to address the ways in which racial biases shaped the narrative surrounding the bombings as well as strategies and ideas for minimizing the reflection of biases in future news.

Registration: 6 - 6:30 p.m.

Discussion: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Reception to follow

Confirmed participants include:

John Bridges, Executive Editor of the Austin American-Statesman

Eric Byrd, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, MEASURE Austin and Director of Transitional and Supervised Independent Living, SAFE Alliance

DaLyah Jones, Assistant Producer for All Things Considered and evening host, KUT

Eric Tang, Associate Professor in the African and African Diaspora Studies Department and Director in the Center for Asian American Studies, The University of Texas at Austin

Moderator: Erna Smith, Lecturer, School of Journalism, The University of Texas at Austin

A reception will follow the panel, and attendees are encouraged to continue the conversation over drinks and light bites.

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