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Course Snapshot

This course defines narrative justice and the historical context narrative has held in systemic racism and media. You will be empowered to think critically to identify and combat racist narratives in media and beyond. You will leave with basic tools to construct new and alternative narratives that contribute to a more equitable society.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this training, attendees should be able to:

  • Define narrative justice and its role in creating equitable outcomes.
  • Identify root causes of systemic racism in media narratives.
  • Identify other places where racist narratives are used to cause harm.
  • Identify ways to create new or alternative narratives independently and collectively
  • Demonstrate narrative justice through interpersonal communication.
  • Use critical thinking skills to intercept and combat harmful narratives in the media, workplace, or other public and social settings.
  • Disrupt systems are designed to create harmful narratives by creating more accurate or alternative ones.

About the Presenter

Georgia Fort is a two-time Emmy nominated Independent Journalist who is changing the narrative through visual stories about race & culture that build equity. She was one of two reporters in the courtroom for the sentencing of Derek Chauvin, the former officer who murdered George Floyd. Her reporting has been published on CNN, ABC, NBC, Fox and CBS affiliates. Most recently she produced a short documentary “George Floyd: It Happened Here”, and co-directed and edited the award-winning documentary “Rondo: Beyond the Pavement” which is now available on Amazon Prime. The Minnesota native has over a decade of broadcast experience and graduated from the University of St. Thomas where she advocated for student parents and diversity inclusion. She has three daughters and is married to boxing gym owner and professional boxer, Cerresso Fort. The pair also partner in philanthropy through their non-profit Fight For Your Dreams.

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