Monroe NAACP chapter hosts luncheon to educate public about media use

Published: Sep. 17, 2023 at 12:15 PM CDT
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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - The Monroe and Ouachita Branch of NAACP hosted a luncheon Saturday to educate members and the residents on how to utilize the media as a tool for their platform. Keynote speaker for the event was Donecia Banks Miley.

Communication committee chair Lynetta Whitehurst said the goal of the luncheon was to show how media can highlight justice.

“One thing we wanted to do was talk about how media empowers justice,” Whitehurst said. “We will do that versus just having a lecture, so we want people to be interactive and engage and we want people to be empowered.”

The luncheon focused on engaging with the media for not just negative stories but positive ones as well.

“Knowledge is power, so anytime that we are able to gather together to obtain knowledge about any event,” said keynote speaker attorney Donecia Banks-Miley “whatever it is, and to see how the community can come together to work with officials, and work with other agencies to bridge any gaps, to create trust in the community is always a great thing.”

To learn more about the Monroe/Ouachita NAACP visit their website.