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UVI Association of Black Journalists Celebrates One Year Anniversary with First Student-led Journalism Summit

In celebration of the University of the Virgin Islands Association of Black Journalists (UVIABJ first anniversary, the communication unit at (UVI) will host their inaugural virtual student-led journalism summit on Friday, Nov. 12, and Saturday, Nov. 13, via Zoom. A multitude of guests have been invited to celebrate in grand style, this historic occasion. The two-day event will feature professional and student journalists from Trinidad, Virginia, Colorado, Georgia, Tex., Calif., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The overarching theme of this year’s summit is titled “Tumultuous Times in a Shifting Social Climate: The Impact on Journalists of Color in 2021.”  

National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) student chapter members and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) journalists will join UVI communication students in breakout sessions. “We are so excited to reach this one-year milestone and want to share our accomplishments during our first year with others,” said UVIABJ President Nadege Barber. 

“UVIABJ is in a position to impact the world and support other students who aim to pursue careers in a communications-related field,” Barber stated. Her sentiments were echoed by Michael Bell, vice president of UVIABJ who said, “The Summit marks a historic event in our club’s history. UVIABJ is excited to turn one-year-old and expect a multitude of dynamic and distinguished guest panelists who will join attend the summit and help us celebrate.”  

More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI - and from this direct link