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Gas Plant Reporting Project Public Event

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Gas Plant Reporting Project public event is an opportunity for the community to review journalism projects students at Melrose Elementary, John Hopkins Middle School, and Lake Wood High School created with the Poynter Institute examining the proposed redevelopment of Tropicana Field. The stadium, home of the MLB team Tampa Bay Rays, was once home to a Black neighborhood known as The Gas Plant area and is now slated for demolition. The site is planned for redevelopment including a new stadium, retail locations, entertainment venues, and a Black history museum. The event will screen the students’ documentaries, podcast, and showcase a collection of drawings. Students involved in the project will participate in a panel discussion about their experiences.

The exhibit and related programming are funded in part through a Florida Humanities Broadcasting Hope Media Grant with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities, in partnership with the Poynter Institute. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

April 24 @ 6:00 pm -
April 24 @ 8:00 pm


Presenter Information:
Wendy Wallace, Director of Foundation Relations, Poynter Institute Kathleen Tobin, MediaWise Youth Programming Manager, Poynter Institute Chris Mosher, Journalism Teacher, Lakewood High School Joyce Pink, Journalism Teacher, John Hopkins Middle School Dwana Hug-Whyte, Journalism Teacher, Melrose Elementary School Kenya Woodard, Journalism Program Coordinator, Pinellas County School District
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Event Contact:

Kenya Woodard
(813) 335-1156

Event Venue:

St. Petersburg College—Midtown Location
1048 22nd Street S St.
St. Petersburg, FL 33712
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Venue Phone:
(813) 335-1156

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