PCLI to host Covid-19 forum with Hofstra, looking at effect on communities of color


The Press Club of Long Island is proud to partner with Hofstra University’s Lawrence Herbert School of Communication to host an online forum, “The Other Pandemic: Systemic Racism and the Impact of the Covid-19 Crisis on Communities of Color on Long Island.”

For details on how to register, see below.

This virtual town hall, to be held June 17, will be sponsored with the Herbert School’s new online publication, The Long Island Advocate, and will address the pressing public health, economic and safety needs of black and brown communities on Long Island within the context of the coronavirus pandemic and the ongoing national protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police.

The Long Island Advocate is a hyperlocal news site written by journalism students that focuses on Nassau and Suffolk counties, with a mission of engaging with local residents and telling stories about important issues in their communities.

Panelists will include:

Dr. Martine Hackett, associate professor of health professions and director of Hofstra University’s public health graduate programs.

Elaine Gross, founder and president, Erase Racism, a regional civil rights organization.

Eliana Fernandez, DACA recipient and lead organizer of Make the Road NY-Long Island chapter.

Nadia Marin, attorney, activist and co-director, National Day Laborer’s Organizing Network.

Moderated by:

Dr. Kristal Zook, professor of journalism, Hofstra University

Mario Marillo, professor of radio, television, film and vice dean, Hofstra University

Scott Brinton, executive editor, Long Island Herald; editor, Long Island Advocate and adjunct professor of journalism, Hofstra University

Date: June 17, 2020

Time: 1 – 2:30 PM

Location: Virtual event; advance registration required.

Please RSVP using the RSVP for this event link. Registrants will be sent an event link to attend prior to the event. 

Free and open to the public.

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