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Health, Housing, and Hurricane Recovery in Robeson County

Health, Housing, and Hurricane Recovery in Robeson county will focus on the future of the county and how the media covers it. Join us to talk about hurricane recovery and preparedness, education, public health, the future of work, indigenous affairs, labor rights, affordability, housing, and more. Voice your ideas and workshop solutions with community leaders and neighbors. 

This is a bilingual event (Spanish and English). We are grateful to our friends at Tilde Language Justice Cooperative, which advances language justice by providing high-quality interpreting, translation, training, and consulting in North Carolina. Tilde will provide translation services at the event. 

Meet local reporters who tell eastern North Carolina stories. We will discuss media and journalism, then break out into groups based on topic. Group leaders include: Paola Jaramillo, co-founder and executive editor of Enlace Latino NC; Lynn Bonner and Adam Wagner, reporters who cover environmental issues for the News & Observer; Lisa Sorg, environmental reporter at NC Policy Watch; Rupen Fofaria, reporter at EducationNC; and Donald Douglas, editor of The Robesonian.

Our conversation will be facilitated by journalists, but we want folks in Robeson County — the people who know the place best — to lead the discussion, help us find stories we’re missing, connect with each other, and figure out ways to more accurately reflect the challenges and successes in rural eastern North Carolina.

This event is presented in partnership with Southerly, an independent non-profit media organization that covers the intersection of ecology, justice, and culture in the American South, and the North Carolina Local News Lab, a group of local and national funders who believe in the power of local journalism, local stories, and local people to strengthen our democracy.

LIsa Sorg at event

Lisa Sorg of NC Policy Watch explains some of the health and environmental concerns folks discussed during the workshop. Photo Credits: Lyndsey Gilpin

Signs on door at event

Signs on the door of Robeson Community College. The event was bilingual, with Spanish translation by tilde Language Justice Cooperative and conversations led by Enlace Latino NC. Photo Credits: Lyndsey Gilpin