Saturday, September 01, 2007
I'm up and at 'em early, getting ready for the breakfast plenary that promises to elaborate on the double discrimination faced by LGBTQ immigrants in the United States
Later, I will moderate a breakout session (workshop) on media and accessibility. I believe this will be the first time that voices of LGBTQ disabled folks will be heard at a National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association convention. Today will provide a broad overview with an eye to more specific workshops in future conventions. With 78 million Baby Boomers aging rapidly, the need to have accessible journalism products becomes more pressing if we are to tap into this vast market and provide news and information critical to these times.
An article about the events and concerns leading up to my proposal for the workshop was published in Insight, the daily paper chronicling the events at the convention. Student journalists staff the publication, and I am thoroughly impressed with their work product. Maybe next year, we can have some UT j-majors on the staff.