Syracuse University Edition.
I am an avid Oprah supporter. When Oprah went off the air in 2011with her daily talk show and started her own network, which featured programming called Super Soul Sunday, I became hooked.
As an ode to Ms. Winfrey, the Syracuse University chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists hosted actor, educator, and activist Jesse Williams last Sunday afternoon, in a super soul kind of fashion.
Being a member NABJ-SU for my four years in college and currently serving as secretary as a part of the executive board, it was truly wonderful to bring one more amazing speaker to campus.
Planning for the event–which included everything from discussions for promotional poster ideas, creating a script for the promotional video, to formulating thought provoking questions for our moderator, and coming up with a catchy event hashtag, the process was exhausting but so worth it.
As someone who is so much “More than Meets the Eye,” Williams spoke to students and of the SU Community about his work on the ABC hit series, Grey’s Anatomy, his social activism, and his diverse career path.
Check out this great article recap of the event from the Syracuse University student run newspaper, the Daily Orange. NABJ SU was really excited to have them cover the event and truly capture the essence of Williams’ conversation!