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Slow Journalism and the Beloved Community

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and in conjunction with the University of Richmond’s MLK 2018: Activating the Beloved Community programming, UR Downtown is hosting a special workshop, “Slow Journalism and the Beloved Community.” The workshop will include an introduction to slow journalism with National Geographic writer and editor Don Belt and a walking experience of historic Jackson Ward.

Slow journalism, based on the Out of Eden Walk – a 7-year, 22,000-mile trek around the world launched by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Salopek in early 2013, invites writers and storytellers to slow down and get to know communities more deeply. Jackson Ward, once known as the “Harlem of the South,” is rich in African-American history and a dynamic downtown neighborhood today.

Participants traveling from campus may take the 3 p.m. shuttle from Tyler Haynes Commons to UR Downtown and return on the 5:25 p.m. shuttle. Registration is required.