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Race and Scripted TV After George Floyd
The University of Akron Student Union
Join a talk-and-video presentation on scripted television’s response to the death of George Floyd.
After the death of George Floyd, commentators and at least one TV-industry insider argued that network shows needed to rethink their presentations to acknowledge incidents such as Floyd’s. In the fall of 2022, there were about 20 television shows with a law-enforcement element – more than in the Fall of 2020 – including three each with the Law & Order, FBI, and NCIS brands, along with SWAT, The Rookie, Blue Bloods, and other series. The talk-and-video presentation and ensuing discussion will consider shows’ content in two ways: whether there is awareness of racial conflict and brutality, and diversity in the casting (especially in the leading roles).
This event is part of The University of Akron’s Rethinking Race event series, a two-week forum of events focused on facilitating “courageous conversations designed to promote inclusive excellence” regarding race and race-related issues. Thank you to our Rethinking Race sponsors the County of Summit ADM Board, MercuryView more
Free event, open to the public.
303 Carroll St, Akron, OH 44325