TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists presents “Let’s Talk About It: Could Ferguson Happen Here?,” a community forum to be held 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 9 at USF’s Patel Center for Global Solutions in Tampa. Panelists will include:
* Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor
* Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Black Advisory Council President James Cole
* Tampa Bay Times Columnist Ernest Hooper
* Moderator, NPR media critic Eric Deggans
Listen in and ask questions about the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Mo. and media-police-community relations in Tampa Bay. The forum is presented in partnership with the George Edgecomb Bar Association and the Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter, National Bar Association. Check out event updates and invite your friends here: https://www.facebook.com/events/841412082548435/
Other important TBABJ dates:
Oct. 10: Deadline for TBABJ Griot Drum journalism contest entries and scholarship applications.
Nov. 13: Griot Drum Awards & Scholarship Banquet, 7 p.m. at Tampa Marriott Westshore. Details about awards, scholarships, tickets and sponsorships available at www.tbabj.com.
The Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists strives to help ensure diversity in area media and accurate, balanced coverage of communities of color while serving as a resource for both established and aspiring communicators.