Feet in Two Worlds Co-sponsors Conversation About Ethnic Voters In The 2008 Election

As Republicans get ready to wrap up their convention in St. Paul, Minnesota on Thursday, across the river in Minneapolis Feet in Two Worlds and the New York Community Media Alliance will host a discussion about immigrant and ethnic voters in this year’s election. “Deconstructing the Ethnic Vote,” a conversation with ethnic media reporters from New York, Los Angeles and the Twin Cities, will be held in the Shepherd Room at the Weisman Art Museum, as part of the American Politics Sideshow on Thursday, September 4th starting at 1 PM.

Journalists will discuss how and if ethnic voters connect to John McCain, and analyze the messages that immigrant and ethnic communities are hearing from candidates of both parties.

Participants include:

Pilar Marrero – reporter and columnist, La Opinión, Los Angeles
Wameng Moua – Editor, Hmong Today, St. Paul, MN
Tomasz Deptula – columnist/editor, Nowy Dziennik/Polish Daily News, New York
Lotus Chau – Chief Reporter, Sing Tao Daily, New York
Zyphus Lebrun – Supervising Producer, “Independent Sources” CUNY TV, New York
Ari Kagan – Senior Editor, Vecherniy New York
Sharon Toomer – Founder and Managing Editor, BlackandBrownNews.com, New York
Ka Chan – Communications Director, New York Community Media Alliance

The conversation will be moderated by John Rudolph, Executive Producer of Feet in Two Worlds.

This event is free and open to the public. For information on parking and directions visit http://www.weisman.umn.edu/visiting/map.html.

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AboutJohn Rudolph
John Rudolph, Founder & Former Executive Producer of Feet in 2 Worlds, is a radio journalist with more than 44 years experience as a program host, reporter, editor and producer of documentaries and news reports. John produced the award-winning documentary Feet in Two Worlds: Immigrants in a Global City, which was the debut for Feet in 2 Worlds. John has taught journalism at The New School, The Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine and Boston University.