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Covering Our Missing Black Children
May 27, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us on May 27 for a community discussion about missing Black children in the Washington, D.C. area and the lack of comprehensive media coverage.
Jonquilyn Hill, Host of Vox Media’s policy podcast The Weeds.
Hill hosted Through The Cracks, a podcast series produced by WAMU, which explored the case of Relisha Rudd who went missing at a DC local homeless shelter in 2014. Rudd, who’s Black, has yet to be found.
Natalie Wilson, co-founder of Black and Missing Foundation
Captain Jonathan W. Branch, DC Metropolitan Police Department’s Youth and Family Service Division
Henderson Long, Community Activist.
WABJ is hosting this media-centered town hall discussion in commemoration of International Missing Children’s Day and to help raise awareness about missing Black children and the need for more media attention about their cases.
According to the DC Metropolitan Police Department, more than one thousand youths are reported missing in DC every year. Many of them have returned home. But several cases remain open.
Light refreshments will be served before the discussion begins.