Address by Brentin Mock Monday, April 6 at 7:00 pm in Peeler Auditorium.
Brentin Mock is a Washington, D.C.-based journalist who is obsessed with Justice — meaning his 11-year-old son, whose name is Justice. He has a less healthy obsession with civil rights and environmental justice, the intersection of which he covers for Grist. He started his journalism career in his birthplace, Pittsburgh, where after graduating from Pitt and realizing he would never make wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers, he opted to write for the alt-weekly Pittsburgh City Paper. From there he moved south to work for the Southern Poverty Law Center, covering bogeymen like the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis. After an illuminating journalism fellowship sponsored by the Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting, Mock decided to tackle the far more threatening bogeyman in the sky, climate change. He continued to cover race, civil rights, and voting rights as a reporting fellow for Colorlines, The Nation, and The Institute for Southern Studies’ Facing South, but he’s most passionate about how those issues dance with environment and climate, which he’s written about for The American Prospect, Next City, In These Times, Essence, The Root, and The Washington Post. His favorite obsession is his wife, Thena Robinson-Mock, a civil rights attorney for the D.C.-based Advancement Project.--From the Grist website.
Jen Everett has put together a "Brentin Mock primer" highlighting/linking to some of his most relevant blog posts. DePauw folks can access it here: https://goo.gl/Jm9afW.
The movie can be found in Roy O. West Library with call# Media Videodisc TD793 .T73 2012
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Also available as a DVD in Roy O. West Library with call # Media Videodisc HD9975.B72 W37 2009