2015 NABJ Convention in Twin Cities

The Twin Cities chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists reminds all of us that the national NABJ conference is in our state Aug. 5-9. Registration is available for journalists who want to attend sessions, keynotes and the career fair. But, for those who can’t attend, a number of events are open to the general public. Here are a few highlights. For more details, check out the local website for Twin Cities Black Journalists or nabj.org.

  1. TCBJ presents Mint Condition fundraiser concert: First Avenue, Minneapolis,Thursday, August 6, 8 p.m., $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
  2. JCamp’s 15th Annual All-Star Reception: Rooftop of WCCO TV, Minneapolis, Friday, August 7, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Free, RSVP to Justin Seiter at justins@aaja.org.
  3. In the Footsteps of Gordon Parks events at Walker Art Center: Friday, August 7, 3 p.m.post-screening of “Solomon Northup’s Odyssey,” Discussion with David Parks, Parks’ son, and Daniel Pierce Bergin, 7 p.m. Free.
  4. NABJ Sports Task Force Scholarship Jam: The Venue, Minneapolis, Friday, August 7, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., $30 for non-member.
  5. NABJ 5K Run/Walk: Lake Como, St. Paul,Saturday, August 8, 8 a.m. (registration 6:30 a.m.) $20 for non-members in advance, $25 on event day.
  6. TCBJ Community Service Project, Saturday, August 8, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Northside Child Development Center, Minneapolis.
  7. NABJ Town Hall on education disparities: Minneapolis Convention Center, Saturday, August 8, 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.