Tues. 6/22, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. EDT
BREAKING THE SILENCE: HOW DOCUMENTARIES CAN SHAPE CONVERSATIONS ON RACIAL VIOLENCE
Sherry Simpson is currently Senior Director of Engagement and Impact Innovation for Independent Television Service (ITVS). She is a recognized leader at the intersection of media and social change. Most recently, she has instituted an impact innovation pilot, Town Hall in a Box, to amplify the power of documentary films and community conversations to bridge divides and build allyship. This pilot includes the national launch of DocSCALE, a new technology to measure the social impact of media
Caty Borum Chattoo is Executive Director of the Center for Media & Social Impact (CMSI), a creative innovation lab and research center at American University that creates, showcases and studies media designed for social change and social justice; and Assistant Professor at the American University School of Communication in Washington, D.C.
David Conrad-Pérez is the research director for the Center for Media & Social Impact at American University (CMSI). In addition to supporting CMSI’s program of research on civic media and participatory storytelling, he leads CMSI’s research in areas of media engagement and journalism.
Lisa Flick Wilson is the Co-Founder of Radical Optimist Collective, which was co-created over the past three years by a circle of practitioners from a wide diversity of backgrounds and areas of expertise. Their racial healing work has transcended into deeper consultative, coaching and facilitation work with groups of all shapes and sizes.
Vanessa Jackson is a Soul Doula, psychotherapist and owner of Healing Circles, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia. Vanessa co-edited “Understanding Power: An Imperative for Human Services” with Elaine Pinderhughes, MSW and Patricia Romney, Ph.D. on power in clinical and community settings. She is the author of two monographs focused on African-American psychiatric history.
Jacqueline Olive is an independent filmmaker and immersive media producer with 15 years of experience in journalism and film. Her debut feature documentary, ALWAYS IN SEASON, premiered in competition at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and was awarded the Special Jury Prize for Moral Urgency. Olive also co-directed the award-winning hour-long film BLACK TO OUR ROOTS, which broadcast on PBS in 2009.