Please join The kNOw Youth Media at 6 PM on September 17th on KBIF-AM 900 as we discuss domestic violence in light of the video of Ray Rice that was released last week.
The video, which shows former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice knocking down his then-fiance in an elevator, has caused public outrage and brings domestic violence into our national conversation. Unfortunately, after a few weeks or months it will be back to business as usual for the NFL and the media cycle, but for millions of families the issue will persist as a daily nightmare.
Steve Thao of The kNOw Youth Media will host the roundtable discussion that will feature a diverse set of guests. Clinical social worker and therapist, Connie M. Murcia-Vasquez, LCSW, will join Maihnia Lee, Kody Stoebig and Miguel Bibancos to discuss the problem of domestic violence in our communities and provide resources for those involved in volatile relationships.
If you are unable to tune in on your radio, you can listen to the stream or it will be available on our website after the show.
After graduating with a Bachelor’s in Communication from Fresno Pacific University and a Master’s in Theology and Film from Fuller Theological Seminary, Tim returned to his hometown community in Fresno. He spent over 5 years teaching courses on media production and theory at Fresno State University and Fresno Pacific University and was the academic advisor for the Fresno Pacific University student newspaper.
Tim joined his passions for storytelling, education and social justice in January, 2014 when he started running The kNOw Youth Media in Fresno. In May of 2016, Tim became Director of YouthWire, where he led four youth media programs across the state. In the two years Tim was director, YouthWire printed over 200,000 newspapers distributed in dailies across the state, sent reporters to the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, was featured in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Fresno Bee, KQED and The New York Times’ Race/Related newsletter, and led storytelling training for over 75 youth from at least 12 different communities in California.
Tim currently serves on the journalism advisory board for Fresno City College and was a New America CA 2017 Fellow, the first from the Central Valley.