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Black Reporting Matters

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A FUNDRAISER FOR

June 17, 6-8 pm

Sixty-nine percent of Americans want the media to reflect the diversity of our population. That can be challenging when just 7 percent of reporters, editors and photojournalists responsible for shaping the news are Black.
 

We want to change that. VoxPopuli been at the forefront of reporting on Black community issues since our launch in 2021. But as we grapple with issues like systemic racism, voting access, healthcare disparities, over-policing, censorship in public education, book banning, and affordable housing in our communities, we need Black media voices more than ever. That’s why we’re hosting our first-ever Black Reporting Matters fundraiser.

With your support, we can raise $10,000 to help underwrite a new Black reporter position at VoxPopuli, allowing us to expand and deepen our coverage of these critical issues to better serve our readers. Because who reports the news affects how news gets reported.

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Join us for frank talk from local leaders, business owners, journalists and activists like Equal Ground founder Jasmine Burney-Clark (pictured) about the ways media shapes the narrative of Black communities and why Black voices are essential to the conversation.

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Help Us Hire A Reporter!

Come for the conversation and contribute for the prizes! Your donations enter you to our prize drawings. (Limit one entry per person per drawing. Indicate which drawing you're entering in the "Write A Note" field on the PAYMENT SCREEN, along with your email and phone number so we can contact you if you win. No donation necessary to win. See Rules for Drawings here.)

$300 Donation (SUGGESTED)

4-Night Stay For Four at your choice of four Sunset World Resorts in Cancun, Mexico (tax/airfare not included).

$100 Donation Per Prize Below (SUGGESTED)

  • "Dine Around Winter Garden" Gift Card Package featuring Market To Table, Urban On Plant, Thai Blossom, The Whole Enchilada, Three Birds Cafe, The Hangry Bison, Scoops and Eggs Up Grill.

  • One pair of tickets to Dreamgirls at The Garden Theatre

  • One pair of tickets to Stick Fly at The Garden Theatre

  • One pair of tickets to The Magic Flute at Opera Orlando

  • One pair of tickets to a performance of Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra

  • One pair of tickets to a production at Orlando Shakes

  • One pair of tickets to a performance at Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts

  • One pair of tickets to a performance at Timucua Foundation for the Arts

We appreciate donations in any amount.
Thank you for your support.