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VC Pittsburgh Screening: When Black Women Go Missing

Video Consortium Pittsburgh is excited to screen the VICE News documentary, When Black Women Go Missing. Stick around for a Q&A after.

Please join us for a special screening of When Black Women Go Missing, a 70-minute feature documentary by VICE News on TUBI that explores the painful truth of missing and murdered Black women whose stories too often go overlooked by mainstream media and law enforcement. After the screening, there will be a Q&A with director Alexis Johnson moderated by Deborah Todd, president of the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation.

6:30pm - Doors open for mingling
7:00pm - Screening starts (70 mins)
8:15pm - Q&A & Mingling

Hosted by: Alexis Johnson
Directed by: Alexis Johnson, Arlissa Norman, Hendrik Hinzel

Alexis Johnson is an Emmy-winning correspondent based in Washington D.C. Alexis began her career in journalism as a Multimedia Journalist at WVVA, the NBC affiliate in Bluefield, West Virginia. She then moved into digital and print news as a breaking news reporter for in New Jersey. In 2018, Johnson was hired as a Digital News Editor at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette before switching to a reporting role covering trending topics at the start of 2020.

Alexis joined VICE News in October 2020 and went on to cover politics, race, and culture. She appeared on multiple platforms including VICE News Tonight, VICE on Showtime, Counter Space, Breaking the Vote, VICE News Reports Podcast, as well as appearing across VICE’s social platforms including TikTok and Twitch.

Alexis has covered the biggest national stories including the 2020 general election, the 2022 midterms, the aftermath of Jan. 6th, the inauguration of President Joe Biden, the Derek Chauvin verdict, the arrest and detainment of Brittney Griner, the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the fall of Roe v. Wade and the death of Tyre Nichols at the hands of Memphis police. She was awarded a 2023 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism for her coverage of death threats made against election workers after the 2020 presidential election and the attack on American democracy.

Alexis also reported on cultural topics like Black spirituality, the struggles of Black TikTok influencers, and diversity in the pilot industry, a story that was nominated for a 2023 News and Documentary Emmy. She has also appeared as a host of the digital series VICE Debates, moderating a panel about colorism that reached over half a million viewers on Youtube.

A Pittsburgh native, Alexis graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania before earning a Master's Degree in Media Studies and Production from Temple University. She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists as well as Zeta Phi Beta Sorority.

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This is a small space with limited seats, so tickets are required!

Parking is limited so it is highly encouraged to take a taxi, bike or public transit or coordinate a carpool. Parking can be found on Melwood Avenue near the corner with Herron Avenue.

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