A discussion about the “Wounds of Whiteclay – Nebraska’s Shameful Legacy” depth report created by University of Nebraska–Lincoln journalism students is 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 5 at First-Plymouth Congregational Church, 2000 D St.
The event will include a welcome, a talk from Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks, a presentation from students involved in the project, and a question and answer session. The event will conclude with Sen. Brooks providing details about the upcoming liquor control commission’s two-day hearing on the four beer store licenses in Whiteclay, as well as current legislation efforts.
The “Wounds of Whiteclay” report examines the relationship between the thriving liquor stores of the tiny Nebraska village and alcoholism on the reservation in nearby South Dakota. It also showcases individuals who are working to make a difference in what is the most impoverished county in the United States.
The work is part of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications’ depth-reporting course through which students focus on a single topic over multiple semesters. The projects combine long-form writing, photography, video and graphics into an online and/or printed publication.