Our Hour: A Gathering for BIPOC in Public Media

The public media industry is finally coming to grips with how overwhelmingly “white” and unprepared it is to address systemic inequities, but the conversations taking place are not new to us. Those of us who identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Color (BIPOC) are often on the receiving end of biased behavior. When left unchecked, the insidious nature of subtle discrimination, microaggressions, off-color remarks, and, in some cases, blatant racism and colorism adds to the trauma we are experiencing.

If you are feeling fatigued, know that you are not alone.

Our Hour is a monthly town-hall gathering focused on connection and empowerment for public media Professionals of Color. In order to create safe space, our sessions will not be recorded. Register below to join us, add your name to stay informed about upcoming events, and spread the word about Our Hour to BIPOC colleagues.

Upcoming events
  • Our Hour: Preparing Your Body to Walk Through Fire – Friday, April 16 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern / 10:00 a.m. Pacific

Our bodies carry the trauma endured by our ancestors who came before us. In the heat of conflict and strife, we must listen to our bodies and soothe emotional burns. This is part of the healing process required to build our resilience.

Join us on Friday, April 16 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern / 10:00 a.m. Pacific for our next monthly town-hall gathering for BIPOC-identifying public media professionals. We will be joined by Lu Ortiz, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Vita-Activa.Org, a rapid response helpline and support system for journalists, activists, and freedom of expression defenders who are facing violence, trauma, burnout and anxiety as a result of their professional activities.

In order to maintain the integrity of this space, our sessions will not be recorded. If you cannot attend the live event, feel free to contact me directly. You can also find slides from previous town halls on this page over in the sidebar under “Past Our Hour Slide Decks.” Please feel free to share this invitation with other BIPOC-identifying colleagues. Thank you!

To register, please fill out the form below.