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ThreeSixty Homecoming 2023 raised the bar for supporting diverse, young perspectives in journalism.
The Granada Theater stage was graced with the talents and insight of emcee Vineeta Sawkar, who helped ThreeSixty gift Soledad O’Brien with ThreeSixty’s inaugural Opening Doors Honor on April 1.
ThreeSixty’s circle of excellence grew with Rubén Rosario, legendary Pioneer Press columnist, who received our Widening the Circle Award.
Supporters’ generosity helped ThreeSixty raise $69,015 for program access for all students, equity stipends and wraparound services for participants. Plus, an additional $25,000 scholarship over four years was committed for an additional ThreeSixty alum to attend St. Thomas.
ThreeSixty thanks its sponsors Best Buy, MinnPost, Padilla, Star Tribune, Pioneer Press, Weber Shandwick and the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of St. Thomas.
The St. Thomas’ Spring First Friday will feature an exclusive interview with O’Brien, conducted by St. Thomas alumna and 2023 Spirit of St. Thomas honoree Georgia Fort. Click to register for the virtual on April 28.
If you missed the chance to give, or want to further support our students, you can donate now.
What a fun night! Really enjoyed meeting @soledadobrien and supporting @ThreeSixtyMN! https://t.co/5zLgXOnwfe
— Vineeta Sawkar (@vsawkar) April 3, 2023
@ThreeSixtyMN helps to train, empower and invest in the next generation of journalists. An important night celebrating an important mission. Thank you to our inspirational keynote speaker, @soledadobrien and Congrats @RubenRosario on Widening the Circle Award. #journalism #360 pic.twitter.com/a9MtvhqylA
— Laura Lee (@LauraLeeABC6) April 3, 2023
Honored to welcome @soledadobrien to snowy Minneapolis tonight to support diverse voices in media through our @ThreeSixtyMN journalism program @UofStThomasMN with @vsawkar & @YohuruWilliams pic.twitter.com/gsXXDY2Y99
— Robert K. Vischer (@PresVischer) April 2, 2023
The @UofStThomasMN @ThreeSixtyMN program was proud to recognize her important work with the Opening Doors Honor from 360 that recognizes an influential leader who promotes opportunities and success among diverse voices in media, business, and the community. pic.twitter.com/OUQWbQaUwO
— Yohuru Williams (@YohuruWilliams) April 2, 2023
.@soledadobrien said it’s “not that hard” for media orgs to cover diverse communities – hire talented women and people of color and tell their stories. Great @ThreeSixtyMN event with @vsawkar. pic.twitter.com/YiPoHHbjrA
— Laura McCallum (@LauraMcCallumB) April 2, 2023