Talk Oct 27: Decolonize THIS (media) with Angela Sterritt

Tuesday October 27, 2020
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

The UBC School of Journalism, Writing, and Media and the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies are pleased to invite you to Decolonize THIS (media), a special talk featuring 2020 UBC Asper Visiting Professor and award-winning journalist, Angela Sterritt and moderated by UBC Associate Professor, Dr. Candis Callison.

To register your attendance, please RSVP hereand we will send you the event details via email prior to the event.

About Asper Visiting Professor and award-winning journalist, Angela Sterritt

For two decades, journalist and author Angela Sterritt has focussed her coverage on sharing impactful stories on the lives, communities, and injustices of Indigenous people. Her career has taken her to Dene territory in Yellowknife where she covered land claims and forest fires, to the oil sands in Fort Chipewyan, to outside a bank in Vancouver where a Heiltsuk family was racially profiled.

More recently she has explored the ways in which bias or impartiality is situated for journalists. What is considered neutral when we live in a society that was and continues to be shaped by colonialization? Sterritt aspires to reveal a cultural partiality in Canada and stir thoughts about our unconscious worldviews.

She will share highlights of a reckoning we are seeing in media to address imbalances and look at the risks involved for those who push to seek change.  Sterritt’s column Reconcile THIS (CBC Vancouver) explores the tensions between Indigenous people and institutions and has won several awards.

About the moderator, Dr. Candis Callison
Candis Callison is an Associate Professor in the School of Journalism, Writing, and Media and Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies at the University of British Columbia.

Her research and teaching are focused on changes to media practices and platforms, journalism ethics, the role of social movements in public discourse, and understanding how issues related to science and technology become meaningful for diverse publics.

Prior to her academic work, Callison produced, wrote, and reported for television, the Internet, and radio in Canada (CBC, CTV) and the United States (Lycos, Tech TV). Callison is Tahltan, an Indigenous people located in Northwestern British Columbia.


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