Wed, Aug 18|
VEST Zoom Room
Bridging the Culture Divide Among Women: What you owe to sisters and what you don't
Women have often been put in situations where we've felt we have to be territorial. It's time for us to breakup with that notion and claim power collectively, in a way that acknowledges the roots we have and the lessons that we need to learn from and with each other. Coach: Farai Chideya
Time & Location
Aug 18, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM
VEST Zoom Room
About the event
Farai Chideya is a reporter, political and cultural analyst, and educator. Over the years she has worked in print, television, radio, and digital media; covered every Presidential election since 1996; and traveled to 28 countries and 49 states to report, learn, and explore. Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Farai currently serves as a Program Officer focusing on journalism with the Ford Foundation’s Creativity and Free Expression team. She was a fellow at Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, studying newsroom diversity and editorial protocols during the 2016 election. She covered the 2016 election for FiveThirtyEight.com, with a special focus on demographics and the American voter, and was a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute from 2012-2016. A 1990 graduate of Harvard University, she was also a spring 2012 fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics. She frequently appears on public radio and cable television, speaking about race, politics, and culture.
Farai previously hosted NPR’s News and Notes; was a reporter for ABC News; a political analyst for CNN; a host for the Oxygen Network; a consumer data and privacy reporter for The Intercept; and a reporter for Newsweek magazine. She and the teams she has worked with have won awards including a National Education Reporting Award, a North Star News Prize, and a special award from the National Gay and Lesbian Journalists Association for coverage of AIDS. She has also worked in both the for- and non-profit technology industry as a content strategist.