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Public Newsroom #16: The TRiiBE, Another Life

  • Build Coffee 6100 South Blackstone Avenue Chicago, IL, 60637 United States (map)

"The Public Newsroom is excited to host The TRiiBE, a new digital media platform showcasing innovative content to reshape the narrative of Black millennials in Chicago. On May 4 at 6p, TRiiBE co-founders Morgan Elise Johnson and Tiffany Walden will host a screening of their original docu-poetry series "Another Life," a meditation on mental health and trauma featuring local Chicagoans coping with death, self-care and plans for the future after personal loss.

After the screening, Tiffany and Morgan (the director and producer of the films) will facilitate a discussion on the long-lasting trauma within Chicago’s Black millennial community in the aftermath of gun violence and the role media plays in this trauma. 

Some of the questions they hope to discuss with audience members at Public Newsroom #16 include an exploration of mainstream media’s role when it comes to covering Chicago’s violence, the social impact of crime coverage and how journalists and content creators can better cover the city’s gun violence.

Join us for the discussion (we'll have light snacks on deck at Build Coffee) and be sure to add your thoughts ahead of the event via comment.

Side note: The TRiiBE is looking for writers and content creators to grow their website—come meet the TRiiBE team."