Forum on race, religion and media

05/29/08 Robert Lorei
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Tonight the Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists along with the NAACP and the Council on American Islamic Relations will host a forum on race religion and the media.

Our guests are two of the organizers of the event: Eric Deggans who is the TV Media critic at the St. Petersburg Times and Ahmed Bedier, co-host of the True Talk program here on WMNF and with the Tampa/Hillsborough Human Rights coalition.

For more information, visit Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists.

The event will be held on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Student Services Auditorium at the Hillsborough Community College’s Dale Mabry Campus, 4001 Tampa Bay Blvd., Tampa. Admission is free and all are invited to attend. Participants include:

• Arthur Jones, pastor, Bible Based Fellowship Church • Ahmed Bedier, civil rights activist, president Tampa/Hillsborough HRC • Bill Keller, evangelist, LivePrayer.com • Michelle Bearden, religion reporter, Tampa Tribune/WFLA-Ch. 8/TBO.com
• Otis Anthony, host, Sunday Forum, WMNF-FM • Ken Irby, Visual journalism Group Leader & diversity director, Poynter Institute

The event will feature a discussion among the panel and the panel will take questions from the audience.

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