Caribbean Women in Media: Re-Imagining Our Caribbean Identity
The New York Public Library in partnership with Caribeme Magazine presented Caribbean Women in Media: Re-Imagining Our Caribbean Identity on March 20 in honor of the late Gwendolyn Ifill, who broke barriers for all women.
Ifill was an American Peabody Award-winning journalist, television newscaster, and author of Caribbean lineage, born and raised in Queens, NY. She was first-generation American of Panamanian and Barbadian parents. In 1999, she became the first woman of African descent to host a nationally televised U.S. public affairs program with Washington Week in Review. She was the moderator and managing editor of Washington Week and co-anchor and co-managing editor, with Judy Woodruff, of PBS NewsHour, both of which air on PBS. Ifill was a political analyst and moderated the 2004 and 2008 vice-presidential debates. She authored the best-selling book The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama. (Wikipedia)
Our guest panelists attempted to unfold the possibilities of how we might reimagine our voices, while we reclaim our dignity, through the lens of Gwen Ifill. They included:
Monica Link: Multimedia Journalist, Television Host, Content Creator
Moya M. O'Connor: Founder & CEO of Caribbean Attorneys Network, Inc.
N. Patricia Arthur: Event Planning & Support, Project Coordinator
Melissa Noel: Multimedia Journalist, Television Host, Content Creator
Meschida Philip: Panel Moderator Caribeme Magazine Production Director, Filmmaker, Photographer, Story Editor - MFA
Full audio of the discussion will be available soon.