Build Trust in Wausau

You’re invited to a community dialogue on Wednesday, October 3 entitled ‘Building Trust in Wausau: The Impact of Race’

How do news headlines, pictures and language that identify race, ethnicity or religion affect how we understand the news and the people in the news? What is the responsibility of media and law enforcement in reporting incidents that involve minority populations?

Join us in a FREE facilitated community conversation that brings together news media, law enforcement and the public to talk about the impact of media coverage of incidents involving minority populations. How does this coverage affect public perceptions of policing? How does it affect public perceptions of minorities?

‘Building Trust in Wausau: The Impact of Race’

Oct. 3, Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Northcentral Technical College

Rooms E101/102 (adjacent to cafeteria, Timberwolf Union)

1000 W. Campus Drive, Wausau WI

Bring your smartphone to participate in Smart Polling for discussion questions.

Featured panelists will be:

  • Ben Bliven, Wausau Police Department
  • LaTanya Campbell – The Women’s Community
  • Chris Conley, WSAU Radio
  • Yaou Yang, D.C. Everest School District and The Cross

Moderator: Mark Treinen, USA Today Network – Wisconsin

While registration is not required for this free event, it is welcomed for planning purposes. WIPPS is proud to partner with @WisconsinHumanitiesCouncil on this statewide program. #WHCpartners, #BeyondTheHeadlines, #BTHWausau.