Conference Agenda

March 15

Jefferson-Williams Lounge, fourth floor, Student Center, Brooklyn College, Campus Road and East 29 Street, Brooklyn, NY

Directions to Brooklyn College


8:45 – noon

Coffee and Breakfast

8:45 – 9:15 a.m.


9:15 – 9:30 a.m.

  • Annette Danto, professor, Department of Film, Brooklyn College
  • Mobina Hashmi, assistant professor, Department of Television and Radio, Brooklyn College
  • Maria Conelli, dean, School of Visual, Media and Performing Arts, Brooklyn College 

Keynote Address

9:35 – 10:45 a.m.

Jon Alpert, 15-time Emmy Award–winning documentary filmmaker and journalist

  • Introduced by: Paula Massood, chair, Department of Film, Brooklyn College
  • Q&A: Moderated by Paula Massood

Coffee Break

10:45 – 11 a.m.

Session I: Global Media and the Ethics of Representation of Race, Ethnicity and Gender

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Moderator: Lynda Day, associate professor and chair, Department of Africana Studies, Brooklyn College


  • Dale Byam, assistant professor, Department of Africana Studies, Brooklyn College
  • Christine Choy, professor, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, and filmmaker (Who Killed Vincent Chin?)
  • Sharron Greaves, associate professor of communications, Nyack College
  • Edna Negron, professor of journalism, Ramapo College

Lunch and Discussion Tables

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Session II: Post-human Ethics: The Self as Media

1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Moderator: John J.A. Jannone, director, Performance and Interactive Media Arts program, Brooklyn College


  • Samir Chopra, professor, Department of Philosophy, Brooklyn College
  • Lev Manovich, director, Software Studies Initiative, CUNY Graduate Center
  • Daniel Munkus, musician and interdisciplinary artist, The Night Bears
  • Sophia Remolde, multimedia artmaker, The Night Bears

Coffee Break

3:30 – 3:40 p.m.

Screening: Who Killed Vincent Chin? (Christine Choy, 1989, 83 minutes)

3:40 – 5:30 p.m.

Nominated for Academy Award, Documentary Category

Q&A with Christine Choy following the screening, moderated by Professor Annette Danto


March 16

Newsroom (room 308) of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, 230 West 41 Street, between Seventh and Eighth avenues, New York, NY

Directions to the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism


9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Coffee and Breakfast

9:30 – 10 a.m.


10 – 10:15 a.m.

  • Lonnie Isabel, director, international reporting, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
  • Stephen Shepard, dean, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Screening: Reflection on Media Ethics (Annette Danto, 2011, 25 minutes)

10:15 – 11 a.m.

Q&A with Professor Annette Danto following the screening, moderated by Assistant Professor Mobina Hashmi

Session III: Women in Film and Television: Our Status in Front of and Behind the Scenes

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Co-presented with New York Women in Film & Television

Moderator: Dorothy Rompalske, writer, filmmaker and adjunct assistant professor, Department of Film, Brooklyn College)


  • Marjorie Rosen, associate professor, Department of Journalism, Communication, and Theatre, Lehman College
  • Susan Seidelman,screenwriter, producer and director, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
  • Melissa Silverstein, writer and blogger, Women and Hollywood; co-founder, Athena Film Festival
  • Je Jae Simmons, New York executive director, SAG-AFTRA
  • Rachel Watanabe-Batton, vice chair, Producers Guild of America East; chair, Diversity Committee, PGA East

Lunch and Reception

12:30 – 1 p.m.

Sponsored by CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Session IV: Seizing the Time — The Ethics of Women Creating Their Own Media in Their Own Images

1 – 3:45 p.m.

Moderator: Cynthia Lopez, executive vice president and co-executive producer, award-winning documentary series POV


  • Rose Arce, CNN producer, Who's Black in America? series
  • Rita Henley-Jensen, editor-in-chief, Women's eNews and Arabic Women's eNews
  • Yoruba Richen, filmmaker (Promised Land)

Keynote Closing

3:45 – 4:45 p.m.

Tami Gold, documentary filmmaker, activist and professor of film and media studies, Hunter College; Guggenheim and Rockefeller grant recipient

Introduced by Terry Lawler, executive director, New York Women in Film & Television

Closing Remarks

4:45 – 5 p.m.

  • Annette Danto
  • Mobina Hashmi
  • Lonnie Isabel

Wine and Cheese Reception

5 – 6 p.m.

Sponsored by New York Women in Film & Television

Conference Organizing Committee: Professor Annette Danto (co-chair), Assistant Professor Mobina Hashmi (co-chair), Professor Lonnie Isabel (co-chair), Associate Professor Lynda Day (Africana Studies), Assistant Professor Jessica Siegel (Journalism), Adjunct Assistant Professor Dorothy Rompalske (Film) and Associate Professor John J.A. Jannone (PIMA/Television and Radio).

Conference Co-sponsors: Brooklyn College Office of the Dean of Visual, Media and Performing Arts; Brooklyn College Department of Film; Brooklyn College Department of Television and Radio; Center for the Study of World Television at Brooklyn College; CUNY Graduate School of Journalism; and New York Women in Film & Television.