Featuring Madeleine Bair, Witness; Danny O’Brien, Electronic Frontier Foundation; Endalk Chala, Zone 9 Bloggers; and Tewodros Workneh, UO School of Journalism and Communication. Introduction and moderation by Gabríela Martínez, UO School of Journalism and Communication. Cosponsored with the UO School of Journalism and Communication.
Vesla Weaver is an assistant professor of political science and African American Studies at Yale University. She received her doctorate in Government and Social Policy at Harvard University. Weaver is broadly interested in understanding racial inequality in the United States, how state policies shape citizenship, and the political causes and consequences of the growth of the criminal justice system in the United States. Her books include Arresting Citizenship: The Democratic Consequences of American Crime Control, Frontlash: Civil Rights, the Carceral State, and the Transformation of American Politics, and Creating a New Racial Order.
This is a Val R. and Madge G. Lorwin Lectureship event and is part of the Wayne Morse Center’s Public Affairs Speaker Series cosponsored by the UO Department of Political Science
“Emphasizing the core values of freedom of speech, the book simply defines news as ‘anything that changes the status quo.’ It is this elegant writing that makes Laufer’s book required reading.” —John Pavlic, Rutgers University
Join us for remarks and a book signing by Peter Laufer. Featuring Laufer‘s recent book Slow News: A Manifesto for the Critical News Consumer. The event will be followed by a reception.
Peter Laufer is the author of more than a dozen books about topics ranging from butterfly collecting to Mexico-U.S. border issues to Americans imprisoned abroad. He has worked as an NBC correspondent, a radio news reporter, and has written many feature stories for national news organizations. Laufer is the James Wallace Chair Professor in Journalism at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication.
This event is part of the Wayne Morse Center’s Media and Democracy theme of inquiry.