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Wednesday, April 15 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Presentations by Melvin Estrella, Johny Pitts, Ko Im and Terrell Starr (hosted by The New York Times) FULL

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Johny Pitts - AN AFROPEAN ODYSSEY


One cold afternoon in October, Founder and co-editor of Afropean.com Johny Pitts left London on the Eurostar to travel Europe by train for five months in search of 'Afropea'- those parts of the continent where second, third and fourth generation members of the black-diaspora in Europe are forging identities not represented in tourist literature and traditional national narratives. Johny will talk about what he found on his travels in London, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Moscow, Berlin, Rome, Madrid and Lisbon and share some of his street photography due to be released as a book in 2016.

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Melvin Estrella

@worldwidestar | Melvin Estrella (Director of Photography/Producer) has worked in numerous capacities within the independent film arena as well as within commercial, television, and non-profit production. Clients have included ESPN (It’s the Shoes), Filmlance Sweden (The Last Contract), Daniel Fridell (Beneath the Surface), 3rd Edge Communications, Hock Films, Make a Wish, and TV-One. Melvin shot and co-produced the documentary, Gringo... Read More →

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Ko Im

Host/Correspondent/Blogger, Freelance
@koimtv | Ko Im is a freelance writer, lifestyle enthusiast and yoga instructor. A Columbia Journalism graduate and former national television correspondent, Ko published and narrated Broke, not Broken, a solo travel-as-therapy e-memoir. She contributes multimedia content to Yahoo Travel and is a proponent of millenials, women and diversity. She has led meditation sessions overseas and facilitates yoga workshops around the country. Ko grew... Read More →
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Johny Pitts

@afropeanculture | Johny Pitts is a British writer, photographer and BBC host. He is the founder and editor of the award winning online journal afropean.com, exploring the interplay of the black diaspora with Europe. He is currently working on an travel book with French publishers Les Arenes.
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Terrell J. Starr

Senior Editor, AlterNet
@russian_starr | Terrell J. Starr is a Senior Editor at AlterNet. His journalism experience includes public radio, social media, magazines, photography and online reporting. Fluent in SEO and social media best practices, his skill of using social media in his reporting has lead to him breaking several national stories. Starr has a bachelor's degree in English from Philander Smith College and an M.S. in Editorial Journalism and M.A. in Russian... Read More →


Wednesday April 15, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The New York Times Building The New York Times, 620 8th Avenue.

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