Past Event

Belva Davis: A Black Woman's Life in Journalism

Tue, Jul 10 2012 - 6:30pm

Belva Davis: A Black Woman’s Life in Journalism

Belva Davis, Emmy Award-winning TV Journalist/Anchor; Host, This Week in Northern California, KQED TV; Author, Never in My Wildest Dreams: A Black Woman’s Life in Journalism

From being the first black TV journalist in the West to one of the most respected media figures in the nation, Davis has indisputably changed the face of American journalism. In her book Never in My Wildest Dreams, Davis recounts a harrowing personal history interwoven with the volatile cultural upheaval of the '60s, '70s, and '80s. In her five decades of reporting, Davis covered the most explosive local and national stories of the last half-century, including the Berkeley student protests, the rise of feminism, the birth of the Black Panthers, the Moscone/Milk murders, the onset of the AIDS epidemic and the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Join us as this extraordinary woman shares her story of courage, grace, and determination as she witnessed and reported on many of the most transformative events of her generation. Having won eight local Emmys and a number of lifetime achievement awards, Davis has established herself as a cultural icon intimately tied to American history.

Location:  Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette
Time: 5:45 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program
Cost:
$22 standard, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Also know: Underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation as part of The Good Lit Series