2021 Wesley Theological Seminary MILK, Jr. Lectures

February 17, 2021

SAVE THE DATE: 2021 Wesley Theological Seminary Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture, Thursday, February 18, 2021, 4:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. via Zoom.

Wesley is pleased to invite all to hear this year's guest lecturer, Allissa V. Richardson, PhD, assistant professor of journalism at The University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism (USCAnnenberg) in Los Angeles, CA. 

Dr. Richardson's focus of research is on "how African Americans use mobile and social media to produce innovative forms of journalism — especially in times of crisis." Richardson’s research is informed by her award-winning work as a journalism innovator. She is considered a pioneer in mobile journalism (MOJO), having launched the world’s first smartphone-only college newsrooms in 2010, in the U.S., Morocco and South Africa.

She is the author of "Bearing Witness While Black: African Americans, Smartphones and the New Protest #Journalism" (Oxford University Press, 2020). 

A question and answer period will follow the lecture during the Dean's Forum, moderated by The Rev. Dr. Asa Lee, Associate Dean for Community Life and Director of African American Church Studies. Please register for Zoom access: http://ow.ly/Enzh50DlnHd (photo by DaJuana Jones)