When Faulkner Fox planned her inaugural political-theater workshop for fall 2020, she didn’t predict an imminent summer of activism.
At first, she’d thought it would be an in-person class attending in-person theater, but then the coronavirus made that impossible. Months later, a second global phenomenon: The Black Lives Matter movement surged in response to murders like George Floyd’s, which Fox (and her students-to-be) experienced in real time. Fox hadn’t been anywhere. She hadn’t even been inside a grocery store, but then she was in the streets, marching for racial justice.
Please join the DeWitt Wallace Center on Thursday, Feb. 11 at 5:30 p.m. for a discussion with Washington journalists who covered the turbulent events of the last month. Rachel Chason of the Washington Post (’17), Mark Mazzetti of the New York Times (’96) and Sam Feist of CNN (P’23) will have a conversation about the challenge of covering breaking news, politics in our polarized age and the rise of misinformation. Moderated by Bill Adair.