Diversity

"A Push Emerges for the First Native American Interior Secretary"

"A coalition of Democrats, Native Americans and liberal activists is urging President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. to nominate one of Congress’s first Native American women to head the Interior Department, putting an American Indian in control of vast swaths of the continent and the Bureau of Indian Affairs."

Source: NYTimes, 11/23/2020
November 24, 2020

SEJ Webinar: Post-Election Reality Check — A Green Recovery for All?

With the 2020 election results in, environmental journalists want to know what’s on the agenda for the next four years. Join us Nov 24, 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET for an #SEJ2020 webinar for journalists seeking to report on the connections between climate, COVID-19 and the economy.

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December 1, 2020 to December 11, 2020

Prague Media Point Conference

The seventh annual Prague Media Point conference, virtual this year, will focus on adapting or replicating successful projects and approaches in different contexts. Discussions will include media freedom, COVID-19 pandemic, climate crisis, diversity; self-help for news organizations; COVID-fueled innovations; and more.

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November 19, 2020

The Invisibility of Indigenous COVID-19 Data Virtual Roundtable

NYC, LA nor Chicago explicitly include Native Americans in the breakdowns of their COVID-19 data. This continues the "invisibility" of these communities that were already at risk. How do journalists navigate these barriers to ensure inclusive, contextual and responsible coverage of Indigenous people and communities? Hosted by the Native American Journalists Association, 5:00 p.m. ET.

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EPA Staff Slam Trump Anti-Diversity Orders as "Punitive And Demeaning"

"Environmental Protection Agency staffers are organizing against President Donald Trump’s recent executive order banning diversity trainings, mounting what may be the fiercest opposition to Trump administration policy from within to date."

Source: HuffPost, 11/03/2020

Top DOI Official Used White Supremacist Website To Support Racial Views

"Weeks after the Interior Department halted diversity training to comply with an executive order from President Trump, a top assistant at the agency is under scrutiny for defending Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager accused of fatally shooting two people and injuring a third during a Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha, Wis."

Source: Washington Post, 10/30/2020

"Navajo Nation Sees Farming Renaissance During Coronavirus Pandemic"

"Historically Navajos have lived off the land. But decades of assimilation, forced relocation and dependence on federal food distribution programs changed that. Navajo farmer Tyrone Thompson is on a mission to help people return to their roots. He's even taken to social media to teach traditional farming techniques."

Source: NPR, 07/29/2020
July 14, 2020

Taiwan: Its Role in WHO, China and Global Policy

Join International Community Radio Taipei for a virtual discussion (English language) on how Taiwan has moved from a dictatorship to a democracy with freedom of press, speech and assembly; how Taiwan fits in with the international fight against COVID-19; how the people and government in Taiwan are reacting to the crackdown on civic freedoms in Hong Kong; and the importance of Taiwan's relations with the United States and China.

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