Media Literacy Week Events · Midwest Region · November 9th

Film Screening: “Mr. Soul!”

Event Details:
November 9th, 7:30 PM
Washington University, Brown Hall Auditorium
1 Brookings Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63105
Gateway Media Literacy Partners
https://www.gmlpstl.org/media-literacy-week-2018

Event Description:
GMLP will host a screening of the film Mr. Soul! for the St. Louis International Film Festival during Media Literacy Week 2018! As part of this event with Cinema St. Louis, GMLP President Marteana Davidson will interview the co-director of the film, Melissa Haizlip.

All are welcome! This event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information:
Jessica Bellomo, Treasurer
Gateway Media Literacy Partners
https://www.gmlpstl.org/
treasurer@gmlpstlorg
Twitter: @gmlpstl

Media Literacy Week Events · Midwest Region · November 8th

Fighting Fake: The Case for News Literacy

Event Details:
November 8th, 6:30 PM
The Kranzberg
501 N Grand Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63103
Gateway Media Literacy Partners
https://www.gmlpstl.org/media-literacy-week-2018

Event Description:
Join GMLP and headline speaker Peter Adams from New Literacy Project in Chicago for an evening of news literacy, food, and a cash bar! Peter will discuss the concept of news literacy and make the case for incorporating news literacy into our curriculums. All are welcome! This event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information:
Donnell Probst, Vice President vp@gmlpstl.org
Twitter: @gmlpstl

 

Media Literacy Week Events · Midwest Region

How to Spot Fake News in an Election Year

Event Details:
October 30th, 2:00 PM
Jefferson College Library: 1st Floor, 1000 Viking Drive
Hillsboro, MO 63050
https://www.jeffco.edu/library

Event Description:
Are you having a hard time separating the signal from the noise? We encounter so much information every day, it can feel like drinking from a fire hose! What can you do to figure out what news is trustworthy- especially this close to an election? Jefferson College Library invites the campus community and general public to a panel discussion called ‘How to Spot Fake News in an Election Year’ on October 30, 2018 at 2:00 PM in the library. This panel and short presentation address media literacy and its applications to the democratic process. How can voters educate themselves on candidates, and sort through biased political ads, misinformation, and other so-called ‘fake news?’ What should you watch out for ahead of the mid-term election, and how can you figure out what news is reliable? Join your local librarians, Elizabeth Steffen, Donnell Probst, and Joe Kohlburn as they give you pointers, and discuss the political, social, and technological background for ‘fake news,’ and most importantly what you can do to become a more informed citizen.

The event begins with a short presentation by Donnell Probst of Gateway Media Literacy Partners (and Jefferson College Library- Arnold), followed by a panel discussion, and wrapping up with librarians addressing your questions.

Contact Information:
Donnell Probst, Reference Librarian
Email: dprobst@jeffco.edu

Media Literacy Week Events · Midwest Region · November 5th

“Why Media Literacy Matters” Town Hall

Event Details:
Monday, November 5th, 3:30 PM
J. Sterling Morton West High School
2400 S. Home Avenue
Berwyn, IL 60402
Website

Event Description:
Earlier this year, State Rep. Lisa Hernandez (D-IL) introduced HB5096, a bill calling for K-12 media literacy education in schools throughout the state of Illinois. As the bill gains momentum, we host an open discussion about the role media plays in our lives with students, teachers, and parents. Highlighting media literacy as an essential life skill and a critical component of a healthy democracy.

Contact Information:
The iSpeakMedia Foundation
hello@ispeakmedia.org

Twitter:@ispeakmedia

Media Literacy Week Events · Midwest Region · November 9th

The iSpeakMedia Screen-Free Family Game Night

Event Details:
Friday, November 9th, 5:00 PM
Britannica HQ
325 N. La Salle Street, Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60654
Website

Event Description:
The iSpeakMedia Foundation is inviting families to come together for a bit of device-free, screen-free, face-to-face fun. Media literacy education focuses on helping us better understand our relationship with media. It’s often easier to gauge the presence of media in our lives by the experiencing the absence of it for a little while, so we’re inviting participants to disengage… back away from the screens and enjoy some family play time. Games, pizza, and prizes provided. Free.

Contact Information:
The iSpeakMedia Foundation
hello@ispeakmedia.org

Twitter:@ispeakmedia

Media Literacy Week Events · Midwest Region · November 7th

Panel: Tales from the Field: Social Media in Business, Science, and the Newsroom

Event Details:
Wednesday, November 7th, 12:00 PM
Indiana University-Purdue Univeristy Columbus (IUPUC)
Columbus Learning Center
Summerville Room
4601 Central Avenue
Columbus, IN 47203
https://www.iupuc.edu/

Event Description:
Panel featuring experts from three fields talking about the impact of social media on their fields.

Contact Information:
Pamela Morris
pammorri@iupuc.edu

 

Midwest Region · National Events

Chicago International Children’s Film Festival

Event Details:
Friday, November 1st, 9:45 AM
Facets Multi-Media, Inc.
1517 W. Fullerton Ave. | Chicago, IL 60614
https://festival.facets.org/

Event Description:
The Chicago International Children’s Film Festival aims to set an internationally-recognized standard of excellence in film for children and youth.

The 35th annual Festival runs from November 1—November 9, 2018 at eight Chicago-area venues and presents over 250 new films from 40 countries along with workshops, director presentations, and seminars.

This year’s Festival theme BUILD focuses on empowering kids and teens to “Build a new world” by constructing bridges across divides, engaging with empathy-driven storytelling, and using creative problem solving to build confidence.

The Festival is presented by Facets, a nonprofit that connects over 30,000 people annually to independent ideas through transformative film experiences.

Contact Information:
CICFF, kids@facets.org, 773-281-9075 ext. 109
http://www.facets.org/ 

Twitter: @cicff
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CICFF/
Instagram: @facetschicago
Twitter: @facetschicago
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