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Scotland: Women of Colour, the Media & (Mis)Representation

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Thursday 6 October 2016- 18.00 

Robertson House, 152 Bath Street, Glasgow


Panellists will examine the gender disparities, challenges and opportunities for making women  of colour more visible and powerful in media.

The panellists will discuss the representation of women and women of colour in newspapers, online-only news, TV, radio, social media, video games, film and television, sports news, newsmakers and corporate/technology leadership.

The event will be introduced and chaired by Layla-Roxanne Hill who sits on the NUJ Black Members’ Council and Scottish Executive Council.

Speakers are: Samantha Asumadu a filmmaker, campaigner, former journalist and founder of Media Diversified and the Media Diversified Experts Directory. She is also co-founder of the Bare Lit Festival.

Francesca Sobande, a Marketing PhD Candidate at the University of Dundee. Francesca’s work explores the media spectator experiences of Black women, including their engagement with on screen images of Black women.

Briana Pegado, Director and Founder of Edinburgh Student Arts Festival.

Our intention is to provide a space for informed dialogue concerning some of the contemporary issues our young women of colour face in and out of the media.

We hope participants will come away not only being enlightened, but also finding support, suggestions and solutions as they seek to create spaces for themselves in the media.

The event is free to attend but advance booking is required. Contact Dominic Bascombe to reserve your place today.


Further details and contact information

Dominic Bascombe
Telephone: 01412486648


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