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Black Mobility and Safety Seminar: Walking while Black with Topher Sanders

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Cameron Cottrill, special to ProPublica

Cameron Cottrill, special to ProPublica

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Tuesday
November 10, 2020
2:00pm — 3:00pm

Ekene Ijeoma’s Black Mobility and Safety in the US course this fall will include a series of public guest lectures around living while Black. Tune in for the next event, featuring Topher Sanders, on November 10 at 2pm. 

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Topher Sanders

Topher Sanders

Topher Sanders covers race, inequality, and the justice system for ProPublica. In 2019, he was part of a team that was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for Public Service and won the Peabody and George Polk awards for their coverage of President Trump’s family separation policy. In 2018, he and reporter Ben Conarck received the Paul Tobenkin award for race coverage and the Al Nakkula award for police reporting for their multi-part investigation “Walking While Black,” which explored how jaywalking citations are disproportionately given to black pedestrians. The investigation also earned a Deadline Club award, a National Association of Black Journalists’ Salute to Excellence award, an Online Journalism Award, and the Florida Society of News Editors Gold Medal for Public Service. In 2016 Sanders co-founded the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting, a nonprofit working to increase the number of investigative reporters and editors of color. He is a graduate of Tuskegee University and started his journalism career at The Montgomery Advertiser in Montgomery, Alabama.

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