Ebert Symposium to focus on inclusion in movies and media

SEP 9, 2019 1:45 PM
CRAIG CHAMBERLAIN

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Inclusion and diversity in the media industry will be the focus of the second annual Chaz and Roger Ebert Symposium, coming Sept. 27 to the University of Illinois campus.

The symposium, named in part for the late film critic Roger Ebert, will feature academics, journalists and media experts addressing the present and future of diversity in film, journalism, advertising and communication.

This year’s topic grew out of Ebert’s vision of movies as a tool for generating empathy among those of different genders, races, ages, classes or other circumstances. Fostering empathy “is the most noble thing that good movies can do,” he said.

Stacy Smith
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Inclusion and diversity in the media industry will be the focus of the second annual Chaz and Roger Ebert Symposium, coming Sept. 27 to the University of Illinois campus.