KNOWLEDGEFEST: Meet The Black Press Mixer | Arizona


Fri Mar 31 2023 at 05:30 pm to 10:00 pm


Monarch Theatre | Phoenix, AZ

KNOWLEDGEFEST: Meet The Black Press Mixer is presented by Arizona Informant Foundation.
About this Event

Arizona’s media professionals, content creatives and community members are invited to kick off the National Associaton of Black Journalists Region IV Conference!

Network and celebrate one another and Black Press Month as well as “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories.” We will have a special toast to 'women who tell our stories'! So invite the special women you know who are active in storytelling and media through any number of formats such as stage, screen, print, television, podcasts, and more.

A brief presentation and remarks by NABJ Arizona President Greg Moore (Arizona Republic) and Adrienne Fairwell (Arizona PBS).

Music by DJ Ramses. Light fare, media zones and NABJ Arizona membership drive. 
Plus, a celebration of media and content creators covering Arizona’s Hiphop scene over the years.


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Featured Speakers + Hosts

Adrienne Fairwell, a proven media leader in the public television and communications industries, is the general manager of Arizona PBS. She has deep experience in audience engagement, partnership development, multi-platform content generation, studio and field production, local and national programming, brand management and government transparency work.

Greg Moore, an award-winning sports columnist and documentarian with Arizona Republic, has covered Arizona sports since 2017, including the NBA Finals, WNBA Finals, NFL playoffs, MLB playoffs, the College Football Playoff, championship fights in the UFC and boxing, the NCAA Men's Tournament, NASCAR races, the WM Phoenix Open, and the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl. He's also a member of The Arizona Republic's editorial board, writing about race, culture and being a dad.

Ramses has been broadcasting professionally since 2005 across several stations including Power 92.3/98.3, 101.1 FM The Beat, Mega 104.3 FM, and KISS FM earning many Phoenix New Times “Best of Phoenix” awards over the years. As a prime-time air talent, Ramses has secured countless prominent interviews with artists including Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, ASAP Rocky, and YG. He served as the musical correspondent on KTVK-3TV's "Your Life A to Z" from 2009-2017.

As a DJ, Ramses – the younger brother of Rakaa Iriscience from LA-based Hip Hop group Dilated Peoples – has toured the world, and been an official brand ambassador for Armadale Vodka, Precious Vodka, SoundSwitch, and the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. He is also a member of the prestigious DJ Vatican.

Ramses hosts Civic Cipher, a show designed to give a voice to Black people in spaces where their culture is celebrated but little civic engagement takes place. It can be heard on many radio stations and all podcasting platforms. He also hosts the Black Information Network Daily Podcast for iHeartMedia.

As a philanthropist, Ramses co-founded The Change Society and has been hosting a monthly homeless outreach program for 10 years called Hashtag Lunch Bag.

About KnowledgeFest

An ongoing festival approach with an arts & culture emphasis presented by Arizona Informant Foundation. It is rooted in the proverb: "When he who does not know learns, he gets to know," which is symbolized by the Adinkra symbol Nea Onnim.

Arizona Informant Foundation (AZIF) - the nonprofit arm of Arizona Informant Newspaper, the state's longest and oldest weekly publication - was founded in 2001, with the mission to provide and to develop valuable resources, educational opportunities and purposeful platforms that build healthy Black and African-American communities and, ultimately, a healthier Arizona. The mantra of the organization is: "Be Informed." AZIF provides culturally enriching events and programs and is committed to supporting Black and African-American artists. The arts provide us the opportunity to enhance our quality of life as well as to challenge how we will share our culture.

Are you a Black media organization? Contact us (bellbulletinaz(at) to list your organization below as a promotional partner of the event.

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Where is it happening?

Monarch Theatre, 122 East Washington Street, Phoenix, United States

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