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Webinar 5: 'I can't breathe': the role of social media and journalism in social justice

‘I Can’t Breathe’

The role of social media and journalism in social justice protests: A conversation between South Africa and the USA

Conversations with Ms Koketso Moeti, Ms Patrice Peck and Mr Maxwell Maseko

This webinar is brought to you through a collaboration between the Department of Film and Media Studies and the Department of Extra-Mural Studies.

The recent murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, USA at the hands of police set off a wave of protests around the world and reignited crucial conversations about racism and the role of policing in society. Meanwhile in South Africa under a nation-wide lockdown owing to the coronavirus pandemic, Collins Khosa was murdered at the hands of military personnel. Police have also been seen wanting in their violent implementation of lockdown regulations and their response to the ongoing femicide that has seen 8-month-pregnant Tshegofatso Pule murdered. This is happening against the backdrop of the COVID19 pandemic, which has already highlighted global racial and economic inequities and has forced media scholars and practitioners to reflect: What is the role of social media and journalism in moments like the one we are currently in, and how can these tools be used to create a more equitable future for all?

Date:          Thursday, 25 June 2020
Time:         15h30 - 16h30 (CAT/ SAST)
RSVP:        ems@uct.ac.za
Platform:   Microsoft Teams

  • Participation in this webinar series is open to all UCT alumni, UCT Summer School attendees and interested members of the public.
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For additional information regarding these sessions, email us: ems@uct.ac.za.