WASHINGTON - The Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center at the Howard University School of Law and the Center for Women, Gender and Global Leadership at Howard University will be co-hosting with Color Farm Media “Finding Tamika: A Conversation about Missing Black Women” on November 15, 2022 at 6-8 p.m. in the Law School’s Moot Court Room.
The event is a social impact initiative from Color Farm Media, founded by actress and social justice advocate Erika Alexander, the producers of the Audible original series “Finding Tamika.” The series, which is a finalist for the prestigious 2023 duPont-Columbia Award, was produced in partnership with Kevin Hart and Charlamagne Tha God’s SBH productions. The true-crime series follows the story of Tamika Huston, a 24-year-old Black woman from Spartanburg, South Carolina, who went missing in 2004. Her case became a rallying cry for other missing Black women in America and led to a growing demand to expose a system that ignores missing girls and women of color.
The event will feature a panel discussion and sonic collage. Following the program, food trucks will be present in the parking lot. Panelists include Erika Alexander, actress and co-founder of Color Farm Media; Tiffany Cross, former host of MSNBC’s “The Cross Connection;” Derrica and Natalie Wilson of the Black and Missing Foundation; Rebekah Howard, a producer on “Finding Tamika” and a Howard Law School alum and Bilqis Wilkerson, managing director of the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center. Howard University experts, Justin Hansford, Anjerrika Bean, PhD, Shoa Philpotts, MSW, Keadrick Peters, PhD, Ayo Sekai, PhD, Nicole Jenkins, PhD and Neise Jackson, PhD will provide additional expertise. Several representatives from the Biden-Harris Administration will also be in attendance.
Howard University students who register for this event with your Howard University email address will qualify to receive a code that enables you to listen to “Finding Tamika” for free. This promotion is valid for 3,000 students. After signing up for the event, instructions on how to access the free Audible Original Series will be provided by email.
Registration to this event is available here.
About Howard University
Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 14 schools and colleges. Students pursue more than 140 programs of study leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University operates with a commitment to Excellence in Truth and Service and has produced one Schwarzman Scholar, three Marshall Scholars, four Rhodes Scholars, 12 Truman Scholars, 25 Pickering Fellows and more than 165 Fulbright recipients. Howard also produces more on-campus African American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, visit www.howard.edu
About Color Farm Media
Color Farm Media is a 21st century entertainment, innovation, and social impact company. Self-described as the “Motown of film, TV, and tech,” Color Farm develops and produces premium-quality scripted and unscripted content for motion picture, television, streaming, and podcast platforms. Color Farm produces content featuring multicultural characters and storylines for global multicultural audiences, bringing bold and unique stories to screens of all sizes. Along with Finding Tamika, Color Farm previously produced John Lewis: GOOD TROUBLE, a CNN documentary about the legendary Congressman. Color Farm’s co-founders are actress/writer/producer/activist, Erika Alexander, and media/tech entrepreneur and activist, Ben Arnon.