The Austin Bombings: Race and the Media

Apr 02, 2019

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
6:30-7:30 p.m.
10th-floor Atrium
LBJ Presidential Library
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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.

Location & Parking
The LBJ Presidential Library is on The University of Texas at Austin campus, located at 2313 Red River St.

Free parking will be available in the LBJ Library visitor lot (#38) and lot #39 (adjacent to the north). The lot entrances are directly off Red River Street and lot #38 is flanked by LBJ banners. Note: There is an event at Bass Concert Hall that evening; please let the parking attendant on duty know you are attending the event at the library to receive free parking.

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Sarah McCracken
Director of Public Programs
LBJ Presidential Library
2313 Red River St.
Austin, TX 78705
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Deborah Arronge
Membership Manager

LBJ Presidential Library
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