Bainbridge Island has a long history of courage through journalism. Our news outlets and renowned writers have time and again taken a stand when no one else would, defending truth and diversity.
“Courage in Journalism” a Zoom event, will be hosted by the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum (BIHM) in collaboration with Arts & Humanities Bainbridge (AHB) and the Bainbridge Branch of the Kitsap Regional Library (BPL). I asked Inez Maubane Jones, Executive Director of AHB to tell us more about the event:
What makes Bainbridge Island unique? The trails, the quaint stores, the large concentration of artists, the history? In thinking about this question, there is one thread that stands out—courage in journalism. The Bainbridge Island Review has played a pivotal, undaunted role in voicing the truth during very trying times. Never wavering, never varnishing the truth. Speaking out against Japanese exclusion, against the infiltration of white supremacy on the island. Are we still doing that today? Is this island’s voice still undeterred in the face of issues related to Black Lives Matter and Critical Race Theory? Has it changed? If so, how?