Gerald Parker, Montgomery County Juvenile Court Magistrate
Bakari Lumba, Higher Education Ph.D. Candidate at Ohio State University
Frazier Smith, Breaking News Team Manager for Cox Media Group Ohio
Yvette R. Kelly Fields, Wesley Community Center Executive Director
Amaha Sellassie, Community Activist
Sean Walton Sr., Youth and Outreach Director at Grace United Methodist Church
Mark Ecton, Dayton Assistant Police Chief and Deputy Director
Mary Irby-Jones, Cox Media Group Ohio digital manager
Ronda Moore, Fox 45/ABC 22 reporter
The forum will have the panelists speak, and then a Q&A session for the audience, according to the release.
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This discussion is an extension of the National Association of Black Journalists Male Media Project: an initiative to paint a complete and positive picture of the lives of black men in media and society, with nationwide workshops that began June 10, according to the NABJ website.
GDABJ wishes to extend the discussion after the forum by sharing information and resources with attendees, according to the release.