Covering Immigration Post 9-11:
A webinar press briefing on the
rise of the i-word slur in public discourse

Presented by the Applied Research Center &

In partnership with:
 UNITY: Journalists of Color, Inc.
 and New America Media

We invite community press and journalists of color to join us for this insightful conversation about the "i-word." The term "illegals" has swirled in immigration rhetoric for decades. But in recent years, it's use in the media has risen as it's been adopted into the Associated Press Stylebook and pushed out to move an anti-immigrant political agenda.

Immigrant communities understand the term to be racially charged, legally inaccurate and completely dehumanizing.

We'll have a conversation with investigative journalist Gabriel Thompson about his story on the widening use of the slur "illegals" and related terms in the media after 9-11. (Thompson's story will be published as part of's coverage of the tenth anniversary of 9/11.)

We'll be joined by guests that will address the i-word from the journalistic, legal and undocumented immigrant points of view. Q&A will follow.

TECH NOTE: Audio for this webinar briefing can be heard through your computer speakers or via phone conference. The webinar login and phone conference number will be included in the confirmation and reminder emails.


Webinar 2011-09-15 Covering Immigration Post 9-11: The rise of the i-word slur

When Sep 15 2011 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
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