Come see a panel discussion co-sponsored by Contexts Magazine on “Three Missouri Mikes” moderated by Contexts board member and Guardian columnist Steven Thrasher. Buzzfeed editor Saeed Jones, Buzzfeed writer Joel Anderson, WNYC reporter Arun Venugopal, and Yale graduate student Keahnan Washington will discuss how the American media covered Michael Sam (the first openly gay NFL player), Michael Johnson (the young gay college wrestler who was known as “Tiger Mandingo” and is awaiting trial in St. Charles for alleged criminal HIV exposure), and Michael Brown (the young man killed by Ferguson police office Darren Wilson). What did we learn about America in 2014 from the media coverage of these three young black men in Missouri? You’ll have to come to find out the answer.
Where? 20 Cooper Square, Floor 4 New York, NY 10003
When? 6:30 PM, sharp!
How Much? Nothing! Free!