Battles Worth Fighting: Civil Rights and Journalism

Fri. March 24, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


100 5th Street NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Sponsored by: Cville Pride Community Network; UVA Office for Diversity and Equity; UVA Women, Gender, and Sexuality Program

Hosted by: Charlottesville Tomorrow and the University of Virginia School of Law


Authors Jim Obergefell (Love Wins), Patricia Hruby Powell (Loving Vs. Virginia), and Anya Schiffrin (Global Muckraking: 100 Years of Investigative Journalism From Around the World) provide varied perspectives on world-changing stories.

Why should you attend?

Be inspired by the stories of two landmark civil rights cases that were fought and won and discrimination overturned; hear how journalists across the world have historically uncovered injustice and corruption.

“A tender story, inspiring, and ultimately a huge celebration. . . . You will never forget Jim Obergefell and his lawyer Al Gerhardstein, two men who fought with every ounce of will they could muster. This book will become a classic.” —Erin Brockovich

“Patricia Hruby Powell sets the Loving’s story within the historical context of the Civil Rights Movement thereby allowing readers to gain a greater understanding of the fight for equal rights, at both the personal and societal level.” —Jennifer Kelley Reed, Teacher Librarian and blogger at Reederama

“Schiffrin’s impressive survey of the crusading media is essential for those concerned with the business of news and its bold history of courageous messengers.”
Publishers Weekly