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Celebrity judge to host fourth annual “Conversation on Race and Television” at SU
Celebrity judge to host fourth annual “Conversation on Race and Television” at SUOctober 11, 2004Amy Schmitzaemehrin@syr.edu
Judge Glenda Hatchett, star of “The Judge Hatchett Show,” will preside over Syracuse University’s fourth annual “Conversation on Race and Television” at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications on Oct. 20. The event will take place in Studio A of Newhouse I at 7 p.m. It is free and open to the public.
Hatchett’s show airs on WSTM-TV in Syracuse and on NBC, FOX and UPN affiliates nationwide. She is the author of “Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say! Seven Simple Strategies to Help Our Children Along the Path to Purpose and Possibility.”
“These annual events are integral educational opportunities for students, staff, faculty and members of the community to talk about race and television issues with people living the reality,” says Richard Dubin, professor of television, radio and film at the Newhouse School and organizer of the event. “With Judge Hatchett, we’ll go beyond superficialities and explore how television impacts the pressing national challenge posed by racial divides.”
Hatchett served eight years as judge of the Fulton County, Ga. Juvenile Court. She is Georgia’s first African American chief presiding judge of a state court and the department head of one of the largest juvenile court systems in the country. The National Bar Association’s local affiliate selected Hatchett “Outstanding Jurist of the Year” and she has been honored with the Roscoe Pound Award, the highest award for “Outstanding Work in Criminal Justice for the National Council on Crime and Delinquency.” The Spelman College Board of
Trustees selected Hatchett to receive the “Outstanding Community Service Award,” and she was honored with the NAACP Thurgood Marshall Award.
Hatchett is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and the Emory University School of Law. Her first job upon graduation was with Delta Airlines, where she served dual roles in the legal and public relations departments.
In 2003, Hatchett won a Prism Award for Best Unscripted Non-Fiction Series or Special for Television. She serves on the board of directors of GAP Inc. and HCA, both Fortune 500 companies, and for the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons.