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Saturday, May 6 • 11:45am - 12:45pm
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How to take the heat and take charge when taking a stand on hot button issues, such as politics, culture, gender and race.

Silence is always a strategy when choosing whether or not to weigh in with op-eds and reported commentary. That may be the temptation, especially in 2016 and beyond when there is no such thing as a non-controversial topic.

So how do you add your voice, and perhaps change the narrative, to the never-ending debate on the issues that matter, while keeping your sanity and the worst of the critics at bay.

Yes, there are tips and tricks that may not get readers to agree, but may lead them to grudging respect.

Bring an idea and be prepared to explain it, defend it and get readers to care.

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Mary C. Curtis

Columnist, ROLL CALL
Mary C. Curtis, a columnist at Roll Call, is an award-winning journalist and educator based in Charlotte, N.C. She has contributed to NBC News, NPR, The Washington Post, The Root, ESPN's The Undefeated and talks politics on WCCB-TV in Charlotte. Curtis has worked at The New York Times... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 11:45am - 12:45pm EDT
St. James Room