Pablo Center at the Confluence, Room 124 / the Riverfront Rehearsal Room
128 Graham Avenue
Eau Claire, WI
Part forum, part workshop, part Q&A, this interactive presentation will let you hear from the experts, talk to your neighbors, and pose questions about poverty and journalism in Eau Claire.
Dominique Brossard is professor and chair in the Department of Life Sciences Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an affiliate of the UW-Madison Robert & Jean Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies, the UW-Madison Center for Global Studies and the Morgridge Institute for Research.
Joan Garrett McClane
Chattanooga Times Free Press
Joan Garrett McClane has been a staff writer for the Times Free Press since August 2007. Before becoming the newspaper's project editor, she covered business, higher education and the court system. Her recent focus has been investigative and narrative pieces on everything from gang culture to suicide to the child welfare system.
Joy Lukachick Smith
Joy Lukachick Smith is a special projects reporter for GateHouse Media Iowa. For nearly a decade, she uncovered corruption and wrote about crime and politics in Chattanooga, Tennessee for the Times Free Press. In 2017, Smith was a Pulitzer finalist for a series she co-wrote on Chattanooga's rising income inequality.READ MORE
Ex-incarcerated People Organizing (EXPO)
Sarah Ferber, an Eau Claire resident, has experienced poverty, homelessness, incarceration, and everything in between. After hitting rock bottom, community resource connections helped her to re-establish her life. Ferber is now a diehard advocate for change, challenging the Eau Claire community to rethink the way it views substance use disorder and incarceration.
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram
Panel moderator Julian Emerson has worked as a newspaper reporter and editor for the past 25 years, most of that time at the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. During that time he has written about many topics, including poverty and homelessness.
His stories on an array of poverty-related topics have won multiple state and national awards.