Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Bill Marimow will speak at “Policing The Truth,” a free event on April 25th in the city of Chester featuring a panel of seasoned media professionals and social activists. The interactive discussion will examine how editors, every-day people, and media managers filter and forward information to the public.

Hosted by Chester Made at the MJ Freed Theater, the panel will also include Zulene Mayfield (Chester Residents Concerned for Quality Living), Sara Lomax Reese (WURD 900am), Eric ‘Brother Shomari’ Grimes (WURD 900am), and Michael Chitwood (Upper Darby Police Dept.).

“This is a phenomenal panel of experienced journalists and Chester residents who can help shed light on the powerful role the media and ordinary citizens play in shaping public conversation and taking action in their communities,” said Laurie Zierer, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council. “In our rapidly changing media landscape this topic has never been more timely.”

Journalist and Chester Made Project Manager, Ulysses Slaughter, will moderate both the panel discussion and a 20-minute question and answer session.

“Policing The Truth is an opportunity to clarify the importance of information transparency, message accountability and social vigilance from all citizens,” said Slaughter. “With so many media tools at our disposal, we must make a collective commitment to avoid abuse of the power to communicate.”

The event is free and open to the public and will take place Thursday, April 25 from 6:00-8:00pm at MJ Freed Theater. It is part of the “Democracy and the Informed Citizen” series, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils in partnership with The Pulitzer Prizes and supported by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council. The series seeks to deepen the public’s knowledge and appreciation about the connections between democracy, the humanities, journalism, and an informed citizenry. Additional support for the series was provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

EVENT DETAILS

WHAT: Policing The Truth, a panel discussion featuring Bill Marimow
WHEN: Thursday, April 25 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
WHERE: MJ Freed Theater, 515 Avenue of the States, Chester, PA 19013
WHO: This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP through EventBrite:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/policing-the-truth-tickets-59791181032