On November 3, 2022, ISSR hosted a conversation between Kathy Roberts Forde, Associate Dean of Equity & Inclusion, College of Social & Behavioral Sciences and Professor of Journalism and Traci Parker, Associate Professor in the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies, both at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
The conversation explored what history has to teach us about the power of news media untethered to fact-based reality to disrupt democracy and serve the goals of white nationalism - drawing on the lessons in gathered the multi-award-winning new book co-edited by Dr. Forde: Journalism & Jim Crow: White Supremacy and the Black Struggle for a New America. It was organized in collaboration with the Department of Journalism, the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies, and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.