"Journalism and the Underclass"

Presented by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Leon Dash, formerly of The Washington Post

8 p.m.
March 30
Violette Hall 1000

Sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and the Multicultural Affairs Center

Admission is free for members of the University community.

There will be a reception for Dash in the Violette Commons (second floor) after his talk.

Dash is a founding member of the National Association of Black Journalists, and he is recognized as the creator of immersion journalism. He has authored or coauthored several books, including "The Shame of the Prisons," "When Children Want Children: The Urban Crisis in Teenage Childbearing" and "Rosa Lee: A Mother and Her Family in Urban America," which he based on the award-winning newspaper series.

Dash is now a permanent faculty member at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) Center for Advanced Studies.

For more information, contact Karon Speckman, associate professor of communication: journalism and SPJ adviser, at 785.7231.
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