September 16, 2008
Symposium will gather renowned political authorities to
discuss key factors of 2008 Elections on Sept. 26-27.
The Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights and Economic
Development at St. John’s University School of Law and the
Journal of Legal Commentary will host a symposium titled:
MAKING HISTORY: Race, Gender and the Media in the 2008
Elections, September 26-27 at St. John’s School of Law.
The MAKING HISTORY symposium will investigate issues of race,
gender, media, election law and policy through a series of engaging
and expert panel discussions, featured dialogues, and addresses,
including a keynote address by Donna Brazile, the first African
American to lead a major presidential campaign, a frequent CNN
contributor, and Chair of the Democratic National Committee's
Voting Rights Institute (VRI).
In addition, New York Times editor, Marcus Mabry, author of the
biography “Twice As Good: Condoleezza Rice and Her Path To Power”,
former Chief Correspondent at Newsweek, and winner of several
journalism awards, will participate in a dialogue with noted
critical race and election law scholar, Sherillyn Ifill, on the
impact of elections on American politics. This discussion will be
moderated by New York Daily News Columnist Errol Louis.
Other speakers and panelists include renowned scholars,
practitioners, activists, government officials, and political
commentators, such as Kate O’Beirne, President of the National
Review Institute; Jonathan Adelstein, FCC Commissioner; Ellen
Weintraub, Federal Election Commissioner; and several esteemed
college and university Professors from schools throughout the
Discussion topics for this event include: Perspectives on Race
and Ethnicity in the 2008 Elections and Beyond; Perspectives on
Gender in the 2008 Elections; The Role of the Media in Shaping
Perceptions of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in the 2008 Elections;
Comments from the Federal Communications Commission; The
Intersectionality of Race, Gender, Media and the Political Process;
Election Law and Policy in the 2008 Elections; A Dialogue on
Elections and the Public Sphere; A Dialogue on Legal Constructions
of Race, Gender, and Identity in the 2008 Elections; and
Developments in New Technology and Media Policy.
Please visit the
School of Law website for a detailed list of topics and
panelists or to register for this symposium. Pre-registration
is strongly recommended. For more information, please contact
Karyn DiDominici at (718) 990-1950, or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please address all media inquiries to Elizabeth Reilly,
Assistant Director of Media Relations at St. John’s University, by
calling (718) 990-5789, or by e-mail to email@example.com.