NACOGDOCHES, Texas — The Stephen F. Austin State University Office of Multicultural Affairs will discuss “Race and Representation in Media” during its upcoming Something to Chew On diversity series.

“At this meeting, we will focus on the racial representation of Black and/or African-Americans often seen in media, as well as the effects and impact it has on the community,” said Star Jackson, OMA graduate assistant.

During the past decade, diverse racial representation in media has been an ongoing discussion. People of color have sought to have themselves represented fairly and accurately on screen.

“We want to talk about not only the way race is represented in media but also how other groups in society view a race or culture that is different from their own,” Jackson said.

The meeting is slated for noon Thursday, March 4, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center, Room 3.102. Due to COVID-19 guidelines, in-person attendance is limited. Participants can join virtually on OMA’s Instagram page, @oma1991.

Something to Chew On is an open dialogue and interactive activity that focuses on topics of concern to the local and global communities. Each semester, the OMA invites SFA students, faculty, staff and the community to come together to discuss these issues.