What does the future of journalism look like?
A partnership with MANDEM featuring Gary Younge
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“Afrika Eye is delighted to be partnering with Mandem on their Symposium on November 5th at the Arnolfini. An evening of discussion and debate with keynote speaker, author and journalist Gary Younge. Reaching wider communities and raising the profile of young black creatives is part of a shared vision for both organisations. We wholeheartedly support the work of Mandem and their ideals.” Annie Menter – Director Afrika Eye
This event will include an insightful panel discussion on the future of the journalism industry and the importance of authentic representation and diversity.
The panel discussion will be preceded by a keynote speech from award-winning Guardian journalist, Gary Younge. Gary has enjoyed much acclaim for his journalism over the years. Most recently, he was awarded feature writer of the year at the Society of Editors Press Awards and feature of the year at the Amnesty Media Awards for articles about white America and knife crime in Britain.
Over the years Vince has been trained across various mainstream media channels – working with BBC, ITV & Channel 4, while also remaining committed to operating independently. His most recent work has involved research into digital immersion practices as it relates to black people’s participation in the tech industry, and developing his personal skills in AI, blockchain, cyber security and game design.
Adam is a co-founder of the Bristol Cable, an 100% member-owned media co-operative and magazine. The Cable is redefining local journalism through community ownership, public interest reporting and community engagement. The publication recently exposed a groundbreaking story on a case of modern slavery in Bristol, following a successful five-year- investigation.
Euella Jackson is young presenter and creative producer working in Bristol. Alumni of Rife Magazine, Euella now works with Rising Arts Agency – a social enterprise supporting young creatives between 16-25 to fulfil their ambitions. She is most known for her work alongside Bristol Mayor, Marvin Rees on the Bristol bid for the Channel 4 relocation. She is also on the board of Encounters Short Film Festival and uses her platform to advocate for young people taking up positions in strategic decision-making in the creative industries and beyond.
Stacey Olika is a graphic designer, creative producer and curator. She recently co-curated ‘Why Are We Not Here’ for Testspace at Spike Open Studios, addressing issues regarding the lack of representation in arts institutions. Stacey is also a featured artist at Rising Arts Agency and has recently facilitated the new publication ‘Conversations About Race’ to generate much needed conversations in the city.
*This event will also include an audience Q&A
Access info can be found on the Arnolfini website: https://www.arnolfini.org.uk/visit/access
About The EventVenue: Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA
Date And Time: November 5, 2019 7:00 pm
Tickets: £6 Full Price / £5 Concessions
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