A View from Somewhere with Lewis Raven Wallace
A Baltimore Field School Kickoff Event
Now more than ever, journalism that resists extractive, exploitive, and tokenistic practices toward marginalized people isn’t just important—it is essential. The View from Somewhere is a compelling rallying cry against journalist neutrality and for the validity of news told from distinctly subjective voices.
Lewis Raven Wallace is an award-winning independent journalist based in Durham, North Carolina. He’s a co-founder and co-director of Press On southern movement journalism collective, the author of The View from Somewhere: Undoing the Myth of Journalistic Objectivity, and the host of The View from Somewhere podcast. He previously worked in public radio, and is a long-time activist engaged in prison abolition, racial justice, and queer and trans liberation. He is white and transgender, and was born and raised in the Midwest with deep roots in the South.
Discussion following the talk: How can journalists and scholars working in the field learn from one another and build more equitable and ethical methods in humanities research?
Baltimore Field School
Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Public Health, UMBC
American Studies and Public Humanities, UMBC
The Baltimore Field School is a planning intensive focusing on building collaborative public humanities projects developed with community partners. Sponsored by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the project seeks to create a model of ethical humanities research and teaching in Baltimore and cities like it.
Co-sponsors include Public Humanities at UMBC, Maryland Traditions, and Red Emma’s.
[Image description: Lewis Raven Wallace, a trans man with short hair, smiles widely at the camera. They are standing outside in a grassy field. Photo by Katherine Webb-Hehn, Scalawag.]