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Press Release: Educating for Change Media Literacy Conference at UMass Dartmouth Sept 28, 29


Educating for Change Media Literacy Conference at UMass Dartmouth Sept 28, 29

The UMass Dartmouth Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality is proud to present the Educating for Change Media Literacy Conference, September 28 and 29.

Author:  Juli Parker [Contact]
Date:  September 12, 2013
Department:   Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality
The UMass Dartmouth Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality is proud to present the Educating for Change Media Literacy Conference, September 28 and 29 on the UMass Dartmouth campus, funded by the UMass President's Office Zuckerberg Leadership prize. The Educating for Change conference will be an in-depth training session for college students, educators and the general public about social justice media literacy.

UMass students who attend the conference will gain training necessary to educate others in media literacy. These attendees will go into local middle and high schools all around Massachusetts to educate students in media literacy and give them the tools to combat media bias toward the portrayal of women. The conference is also open to educators who will receive 10 PDP's for attending the conference.
The conference was inspired by the documentary by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Miss Representation. Several women interviewed for the film, will speak at the conference.

Over sixteen workshops will take place, led by feminist media experts like Jamia Wilson (TED), Amy Richards (Soapbox/Makers), Jennifer Baumgardner (Soapbox/The Feminist Press), Jennifer Pozner (Women in Media & News), Cristina Finch (Amnesty International USA), Dana Edell (SPARK), Debbie Hines (Huffington Post/Legal Speaks), Janet Freedman (Brandeis University Women's Studies Research Center), Candace Clement & Misty Perez Truedson (Free Press), Cara Lisa Berg-Powers (Press Pass TV), Kristal Brent Zook (Hofstra University), Lovette Luvvie Ajayi (Absolutely Luvvie), and more.

Free for UMass Students with ID No registration fee   
Community College Students $35.00 each   
High School Students $35.00 each   
Non UMass Student Rate $75.00 each   
UMass Staff & Faculty $100.00 each   
Educator K-12 $150.00 each   
General Public $175.00 each

To register:  www.umassd.edu/medialiteracy

For more information contact Donald Dow at ddow@umassd.edu




  
 

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