The Opportunity Agenda’s Media Roundtables are a forum for our thought leaders and Communications Institute Fellows to provide state and national journalists with context and perspectives on the most urgent issues in economic opportunity, criminal justice and immigration reform.
These roundtables are designed to open up discussion and connect journalists to media-ready storytellers and experts. Please contact Michael Paul Jackson at (212) 334-4275 or via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about our upcoming roundtables.
Media Briefing: Talking Decriminalization, September 10, 2019
On September 10, The Opportunity Agenda hosted a press telebriefing with three experts in immigration rights and criminal justice, to outline policy questions the ten Democratic candidates should answer during the September 12 debate in Houston. Queen Adesuyi, policy coordinator at Drug Policy Alliance, DeAnna Hoskins, president and CEO of JustLeadershipUSA, and Patrice Lawrence, co-director of the UndocuBlack Network, discussed the intersection of drug policy, criminal justice, and immigration issues that candidates have failed to address, with particular focus on drug decriminalization efforts.
Media Briefing: Impact of Trump Policies at the Border, April 16, 2019
On April 16, The Opportunity Agenda hosted a press telebriefing with three immigration activists at the border: Astrid Dominguez, executive director, ACLU Border Rights Center, Silky Shah, executive director, Detention Watch Network, and John-Michael Torres, communications coordinator, LUPE, to educate national reporters on how the most recent wave of immigration policies are harming border communities and suggested better, more humane solutions than current immigration policies.
Media Briefing: National Bail Reform, Oct. 30, 2018
On Oct. 30 21, 2018, The Opportunity Agenda hosted a press telebriefing with three reform-minded prosecutors: Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg, State’s Attorney for Cook County Kimberly M. Foxx, and St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, to educate national reporters on the growing movement toward bail reform throughout the country, and to expose reporters to their leadership and initiatives around reform.
Media Briefing: Tracking Tax Dollars for Brutality, Aug. 21, 2018
On Aug. 21, 2018, The Opportunity Agenda hosted a press telebriefing with Astrid Dominguez, executive director, ACLU Border Rights Center, Naomi Tsu, deputy legal director of the Immigrant Justice Project and Mary Small, policy director, Detention Watch Network, to discuss and educate reporters on the tax dollars used for separating immigrant families, and how this policy might affect the upcoming election season.