Brampton hosting conference to highlight success stories in Black media


Published June 7, 2021 at 2:55 pm


The City of Brampton is hosting a two-day virtual Power of Black Media conference.

The goal is to highlight positive images in the media and encourage Black young adults to choose that as a career.

The conference is being hosted by the City of Brampton’s Social, Cultural and Economic Empowerment and Anti-Black Racism Unit June 8 and 10, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

According to organizers, Black communities have not always been represented properly in mainstream media, and continue to be misrepresented. To change the narrative, there has been a strong desire from Black young adults to push for more positive images in the media, and as a result, more Black young adults are choosing careers in the media, including owning their own media companies and platforms.

The conference will seek to educate on the importance, responsibility, and power of Black media and the role it plays in eradicating anti-Black racism. The conference is also an educational and networking opportunity for Black media professionals, media students, community organizations, and businesses.

Speakers include:

  • Royson James, Toronto Star Columnist; G98.7 FM Host and Producer
  • Dr. Carl Mack, Author; Former President, NAACP; Former Executive Director, National Society of Black Engineers
  • Travis Dhanraj, CBC News Reporter
  • Spider Jones, Radio Talk Show Host
  • Jojo Chintoh, former Citytv Reporter
  • Fennella Bruce, former CTV News Producer
  • Anthony Joseph, Publisher, The Caribbean Camera
  • Ginelle Skerritt, Author and Community Advocate
  • Patricia Bebia Mawa, Afroglobal TV; Silvertrust Media
  • Neil Armstrong, Journalist
  • Sarah Onyango, TV and Radio Host
  • Charles Matthews Jr., Social Media, TV and Radio Host
  • Brian Daly, Journalism Professor; Atlantic Director, Canadian Association of Black Journalists

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