Journalism Alumnus Screens Title IX Documentary on Campus June 23

by | Jun 8, 2019 | Alumni, Journalism

The U of A’s School of Journalism and Strategic Media (SJSM) is hosting a film screening of “IX: The Law of Non-Discrimination” at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 23 in Shollmier Hall, room 250 of Vol Walker Hall.

The documentary premiere, taking place on the 47th anniversary of Title IX passing into law, will have a preceding reception at 6 p.m. and a Q&A with the film’s director, Denzel Jenkins, and Arkansas artist and curator Raven Cook.

“IX” is a film that documents the evolution of the anti-discrimination law, Title IX, and some of the lives affected by it. The film also highlights the pioneers who fought and worked hard to bring the law into fruition.

Jenkins, who is from Camden, Arkansas, received his M.A. in journalism with a concentration in documentary film from the SJSM. He was also recently recognized by the Mid-America EMMY Awards/NATAS 2019 for his student documentary “Homeless in Boomtown.”

Jenkins currently serves as an assistant editor for the University of Arkansas Global Campus.

This event is co-sponsored by the School of Journalism and Strategic Media and the Division of Student Affairs.

About the School of Journalism and Strategic Media: The School of Journalism and Strategic Media in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and media discourse. Students in our journalism degree programs receive instruction, guidance and access to hands-on experience from our seasoned, award-winning faculty and staff. Areas of study include news editorial and reporting, broadcast, public relations, advertising and digital media.

A version of this story also appeared in the U of A’s Newswire publication

Niketa Reed

Teaching Assistant Professor, 
School of Journalism and Strategic Media 

nsreed@uark.edu