First Amendment Week 2019
Featured Keynote: Actor and activist Jesse Williams.
Feb. 14 — Iggy Bobblehead Giveaway.: Free to first 500 students at the men’s basketball game. Go Lions! Gersten Pavilion, 8 p.m. Presented by the Los Angeles Loyolan.
Feb. 18 — Pluralism, Prejudice and the Promise of America: featuring author Eboo Patel. Life Science Auditorium, 3 p.m. Presented by the LMU Common Book Program.
Feb. 19 — “Generations of Activism” Premiere: This three-part documentary series produced by the Los Angeles Loyolan and ROAR Studios explores student activism and social justice at Loyola Marymount University as experienced by three generations: Baby Boomers, Generation X and Millennials.
Feb. 20 — Challenging Speech: Do Trump, technology, and bad actors undermine free speech and threaten democracy? Prof. John Nockleby, Loyola Law School, (UHall 1000 -- Ahmanson Auditorium, 4:30 p.m.). Presented by the Forum on Media Ethics & Social Responsibility.
Feb. 20 — An Evening with Jesse Williams.: Join actor and activist Jesse Williams (aka Dr. Jackson Avery of Grey’s Anatomy) for an intimate conversation celebrating freedom of expression. (Burns Back Court, 6 p.m. — LMU OneCard required for entry). Presented by ASLMU and the Los Angeles Loyolan.
This week Editor-in-Chief Kellie Chudzinski interviewed ESPN journalist Jemele Hill, the keynote speaker of First Amendment Week 2018.
For this special issue on the First Amendment, Video Editor and First Amendment Week 2017 Organizer Gracie McManus sat down with Diane Winston, Knight Chair in Media and Religion at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at USC, in a preview for her talk at LMU. Today, Winston…
1. You’ve said that your role on “Superstore” was your first role in your career that wasn’t ‘written Latina.’ Can you expand on that? What makes “Superstore” different in the ways it addresses race and the working class?
Jemele Hill, a graduate of Michigan State University (MSU), began her career in sports journalism as a sports columnist at the MSU school newspaper covering football and basketball games. She and colleague Michael Smith joined ESPN as writers, and as they became friends, they started a podca…