The Library’s Hemingway Writer-in-Residence, Sarah Springer, Emmy-nominated producer, documentary filmmaker, and creative, will be in conversation with Diana Muñoz, the Library’s communications intern who is working on diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and community conversations.
Expanding on Springer’s 2020 TEDx presentation, “How to Become a True Agent of Change,” co-presented with women-in-film activist Naomi McDougall Jones, Springer and Muñoz will discuss the ways popular media trains our brains to think about minorities, how this conditioning affects our perceptions and treatment of each other, and what it will take to change that.
Bring a low-back lawn chair or blanket and join us for their conversation on the Library’s Donaldson Robb Family Lawn on 4th Street.
Sarah Springer began her career at CNN where she reported and wrote stories about race and identity for Soledad O’Brien’s In America series, then later worked as a producer for ABC’s Good Morning America, Nike, CBS News/60 Minutes, BET, and VICE Media. She began working in immersive storytelling at RYOT Media where she oversaw creative direction and production for immersive, branded, and linear series before becoming an independent consultant and producer/director. Sarah was voted one of the top 28 most powerful black people in media by Blavity and is the Co-creator of STILL HERE, an immersive experience that premiered at the Sundance Festival and was created in partnership with Al Jazeera Contrast that focuses on Black women and their triumph over generational trauma, mass incarceration, gentrification and abuse. She is an activist and advocate for intersectional parity, inclusion and accurate representation in media and teaches about such topics at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. She is also Co-founder of Advocates for Inclusion in Media, an organization that works to create safe environments and a sense of community for underrepresented people in the industry. [Read more…] about OUTDOORS: Writer-in-Residence Sarah Springer and “How Media Trains Our Brains to Think About Minorities”