Blizzard 1, Peace Journalism 0: PJ event rescheduled

The peace journalism symposium (see below) has been rescheduled due to an impending snowstorm in Kansas City. The symposium will now be held from 11am-12:30pm this Friday, Feb 22. The location is the same--The Meetin House on the Park University campus. The event will still be streamed live. 

"The Crisis in Mexico: Is Peace Journalism Possible?"

A special symposium considering this important issue will be held in Parkville, Missouri (and live online) on Feb. 22 at 11am central time (U.S.)

The event will be streamed live at:
Just click on the "live events" tab. 

There are few places where the practice of journalism is more challenging and more dangerous than in Mexico, where 28 journalists have been killed since 1992. In a landscape where corruption and narco-terrorism predominate, can journalists safely fulfill their watchdog responsibilities while staying safe? And can journalists not only do their jobs, but  become catalysts for peace?

An expert panel will be discussing these issues on Fri, Feb 22 at Park University at a symposium sponsored by the Center for Global Peace Journalism and the U.S. Institute of Peace. During the program titled “The Crisis in Mexico: Is Peace Journalism Possible”, panelists will explore journalism in Mexico, and how some journalists are creating platforms to give peacemakers a voice.

Panelists will include Cristina Ávila-Zesatti from Zacatecas, Mexico. She is the creator and general editor of CorresponsaldePaz, a digital platform dedicated to peace journalism. She will be joined by Mary Sanchez, reporter and columnist for the Kansas City Star, and (via Skype) Dr. Teresa Nicolás Gavilán, Graduate Dean for the School of Communication of Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City. The panel will be moderated by Steven Youngblood, director of Park University’s Center for Global Peace Journalism.

The symposium, funded in part through a grant by the U.S. Institute of Peace, will be held on Feb. 22 on Park University’s Parkville, Missouri campus at the McCoy Meetin’ House from 11am-12:30pm

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