The Media, Race and Healing Behind the Headlines
June 18, 2012
Hosted by Sharon E. Davis
The Power of media, especially in newspapers and internet, is staggering. As consumers, we may not often think of the challenges and opportunities of today’s news writers and editors. Every day, our eyes seek information brought to us by THE MEDIA. Do we expect them to be less biased than the consumer? We want to count on ‘them’ to see where we cannot see, be where we do not want to be sometimes, and tell the truth…all of it. But do Asian, Black, Brown, Red and Whites see and react to stories the same way? Is this possible? What do the media need from various cultural groups? How does this play out in some of the most vulnerable and volatile situations related to race and culture. Anyone can read thousands of blogs or video from individuals. Do we need broad scale professional truth telling to help us sort out fact, innuendo, and bias? Tune in to get insights on racial healing with Gregory Moore, Editor of the Denver Post, and Co-Chair of the Pulitzer Prize Board in Journalism.
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Sharon E. Davis
Sharon is a founding member of the Institute for Healing of Racism in 1987. She has conducted International Dialogue Racism sessions in Mmabato, South Africa, and facilitated a Public Seminar on Cultural and Tribal Unity in Gabaronne, Botswana, and conflict resolution in China. She was interviewed by McNeil/Lehrer Newshour for the “Healing Racism in America” segment.
Sharon served as an International Institute and U.S Immigration Services speaker and MC at Swearing-in Ceremonies for new Americans, a regular TV panelist on “Interfaith Odyssey”, and Advisor and former Executive Director at the National Resource Center for Racial Healing which included being a Project Advisor – Diversity for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Saturn Titan Mission.
Whether Sharon is speaking to a boardroom full of executives or a group of seminar participants in South Africa, she applies her professional experiences and formal training to implement cultural change. Sharon has received numerous awards for her work in helping people unite including Spiritual Midwife of the Millennium Award for Cultural Diversity, one of six “Most Influential Black Women Entrepreneurs in Metro Detroit”, “Diversity Champion’s Honor Role” Birmingham Bloomfield Multiracial Community Council, the Houston, Texas Peace Award for Inter-group Understanding, and the TWIN award as one of 29 Outstanding Professional Women in Business and Industry. She has been quoted in several media publications.