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How does ethnicity shape Vancouver's headlines?

Do you think media plays a role in creating a more inclusive Vancouver? How does ethnicity shape the stories that we tell about our city and ourselves?

Join Me in Media, a public dialogue on how to challenge stereotypes and create a more inclusive city through media, on Tuesday, September 13 at the Vancouver Public Library from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Media makers and educators will re-imagine Vancouver as a more inclusive city and challenge dominant stereotypes through the use of media. A panel of speakers from diverse backgrounds will share their experiences working within, critiquing and even challenging how ethnicity is covered in Vancouver’s media landscape.

Speakers include:
  • April Smith - Photographer/Videographer, Social Media Publisher at AHA Media and Citizen Journalist at W2 Community Media Arts 
  • Stuart Poyntz - Assistant Professor, School of Communication at SFU 
  • Shima Ghailan - Graduate of SFU’s School of Communication (BA) and Multimedia & Multiculturalism intern during Media Democracy Days

After the presentations, moderator Jennifer Chen will host a Q&A session, inviting questions from the audience. Chen is co-founder of the Asian Canadian Journalists Association (ACJA), which formed in late 2009. The organization aims to build relationships within the ethnic and mainstream media, online and on the air. She is also an associate producer at CBC Radio.

Register now for this free event — seating is limited so claim your spot now.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Alice MacKay Room, VPL

350 West Georgia St.


United Nations Association of Canada and Schema Magazine are co-hosting this free event to foster inclusion through media. Special thanks to our community co-sponsors for their generous support: the Vancouver Public Library; CoopCulture; YouthMade/Access to Media; Pacific Cinémathèque; W2 Media Arts; and Museum of Vancouver.

For more information, please contact
Lara Hill, Vancouver Coordinator, M&M: [email protected]

Mauree Matsusaka Community Partnerships Manager, Schema Magazine: [email protected]
Photo courtesy of kurichan* using Creative Commons license

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