When is it Libelous to Call Someone a Racist?

Join the Ida B. Wells Society for a free virtual workshop presented by Kamesha Laurry, of the Reports Committee for The Freedom of Press.

In the last few years, there has been a significant increase in the number of libel lawsuits based on accusations of racism or white supremacy. Often, these lawsuits are meritless and are brought in an effort to “punish” or harass individuals or news organizations for what is legitimate reporting. The presenter will provide information on the elements of libel and how to maximize your legal defenses when reporting on racist behaviors or policies. Attendees will be able to apply the skills and knowledge that they gained from this workshop to further examine their local education systems from an investigative lens.

Due to the sensitive nature of these topics, the workshop and the Q&A session will not be recorded. Any supplemental materials or information provided during the workshop will be provided to registrants after the workshop.

The workshop is scheduled for 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. MT on Tuesday, March 15.

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