April 8th, 2015 – Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika was invited to deliver his lecture “All Voices Matter: Real Talk about Diversity in Public Radio”, through the UMass Journalism Department, the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, as well as many other academic departments and students groups on campus.
In the Fall of 2014, Kumanyika delivered livestream broadcasts from protests for social justice in cities like Ferguson, New York, and Philadelphia. In January 2015, Transom.org published his “manifesto”: an examination of voice and the practice of code switching for minority groups in public media.
Here, Dr. Kumanyika explores the challenges surrounding identity and race in public media, and discusses the importance of inclusion for diverse voices in this space.
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