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Wednesday, April 15 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Traveling While Black: Shifting the Narrative (hosted by The New York Times) FULL

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How has the travel landscape changed for black travelers and for writers who cover it? Three journalists and an editor share their thoughts on this panel, moderated by New York Times Travel editor, Monica Drake.

Moderators
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Monica Drake

Editor of Travel Section, New York Times
@monicadrake | Monica Drake is the editor of the Travel section of the New York Times, overseeing the weekly print section, the digital report and directing its digital and mobile initiatives. Before running Travel, Monica was the deputy of the section, in charge of several recurring print features and its blog. Monica is a veteran editor at the New York Times, having served as an assistant editor for Arts & Leisure and Weekend Arts desks and... Read More →

Speakers
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Charlise Ferguson

Senior Editor, Social Media, The Daily Beast
@chartasticalCharlise is head of social media at The Daily Beast. She also contributes to the site's travel and music coverage. Prior to The Beast, she held gigs at ESSENCE, Travel + Leisure and Seventeen. Storytelling is her superpower.
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Evita Robinson

CEO/Creator, Nomadness Travel Tribe
@evierobbieIn September 2011, Evita (Evie) Robinson created the Nomadness Travel Tribe, an online social community for travelers worldwide who share a similar urban background and were looking for like-minded travelers to connect with. Now the Tribe is over 12,000 strong, internationally. In April 2012, she launched Nomadness LLC, which houses projects such as Nomadness Travel Tribe, and her web series 'The NOMADNESS Project' that she... Read More →
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Yolanda Sangweni

Entertainment Editor, ESSENCE.com
@YoliZama | Yolanda Sangweni is a South-African born writer/editor and cultural curator. Currently, she is the entertainment editor of ESSENCE.com—the online portal of ESSENCE Magazine—and the founder of afriPOP, an online destination highlighting what’s new and what’s next in global African culture. afriPOP! recently co-presented After Afropolitan, a month-long exhibition probing contemporary African diaspora... Read More →
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Zim Ugochukwu

Founder, Travel Noire
@zimism | Zim is the founder of Travel Noire, a digital publishing platform. Travel Noire’s vision is to be the world’s most comprehensive end-to-end travel resource for unconventional travelers of color. By creating compelling tools, resources & experiences to help travelers discover, plan and experience new destinations, Travel Noire connects members of the African diaspora with the world of travel. Travel Noire recently... Read More →


Wednesday April 15, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The New York Times Building The New York Times, 620 8th Avenue.

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