Media Literacy Week Events · Northwest Events · November 5th · November 9th

“The Problem with Apu” Film Screening and Panel

Event Details:
November 5th, 2018, 5:00 PM in the SpEC (in the SUB)
Friday, Nov. 9th at 3pm SMASH Building Rm 209
Idaho Media Initiative & Multicultural Student Services at Boise State University
1910 University Drive Special Event Center
Boise, ID 82725

Event Description:
Showing of The Problem with Apu PG-14 (48 min)

A comedic documentary featuring comedian Hari Kondabolu as he examines the character Apu from the TV series The Simpsons and how the stereotypical portrayl has impacted ideals about East Indian-Americans.

Two showings: Monday, Nov. 5th at 5pm in the SpEC (in the SUB) or Friday, Nov. 9th at 3pm in the SMASH Building Rm 209.

Contact Information:
Therese Woozley: theresewoozley@boisestate.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2200712936840739/ 

Media Literacy Week Events · Northeast Region · November 5th

Ad Savvy Kids Workshop

Event Details:
November 5th, 9:45 AM
Screen Savvy Kids
Guiteras Elementary School Library
Bristol, RI 02809
http://www.screensavvykids.com/

Event Description:
4th graders at Guiteras Elementary School will learn to question who is behind the media messages that they encounter and they will practice identifying techniques used in advertising.

Contact Information:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScreenSavvyKids/ 

Media Literacy Week Events · National Events · November 5th

KQED Confirmation Bias Video and Online Discussion

Event Details:
November 5th, 2018
KQED
Online
https://learn.kqed.org/topics/16

Event Description:
Have your students (6th-12th) watch the Above the Noise episode on Confirmation Bias and join the discussion with other students from across the country in KQED Learn. KQED Learn is a free, safe, online space where middle and high school students build essential skills in research, collaboration, data analysis and communication. Sign up as a teacher and register you class to join a discussion. Video description: Confirmation bias wants you to stay in your comfort zone. This cognitive bias causes us to seek out opinions we already agree with and dismiss opposing views–regardless of the facts. Confirmation bias and other cognitive biases are part of being human, but they can also make it hard to keep an open mind. How can we train our brains away from cognitive bias?

Contact Information:
Misty McKinney
mmckinney@kqed.org
https://learn.kqed.org/

Media Literacy Week Events · National Events · November 5th

Book Discussion “Reclaiming the Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age”

Event Details:
November 5th, 2018, 9:00 AM
DigiURI Media Club Discussion:
Sherry Turkle’s Book “Reclaiming the Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age”
Media Education Lab and Project Look Sharp
Online
https://mediaeducationlab.com/digiuri-media-club

Event Description:
Project Look Sharp’s Manager of PD & Promotions, Kelsey Greene, will be facilitating this month’s meeting hosted by the #digiURI Media Club. The event is interactive and open to the public. All are welcome to participate – even if you haven’t read the book!

Contact Information:

https://www.projectlooksharp.org/

Twitter:
#digiURI
@MedEduLab
@ithacalooksharp

Media Literacy Week Events · Northwest Events · November 5th

Screening + Discussion ‘Dark Money’

Event Details:
November 5th, 2018, 7:00 PM
Idaho Media Initiative
Boise State University
Boise, Idaho 83725
Special Events Center at the SUB 1910 University Drive
https://sps.boisestate.edu/imi/2018/10/27/media-literacy-week-film-screening-november-5/

Event Description:
Join us for a free screening of the PBS POV film “Dark Money” which explores how anonymous campaign contributions impact the integrity of American elections and the role media play in the process.

Contact Information:
Therese Woozley theresewoozley@boisestate.edu
https://sps.boisestate.edu/imi/

Media Literacy Week Events · Northeast Region · November 5th

Pop-up Media Literacy Interviews

Event Details:
Monday, November 5th
Saint Vincent College Campus
Various locations
Latrobe, PA 15650
http://www.stvincent.edu/academics/majors-and-programs/communication

Event Description:
A team of three undergraduate students will be conducting and filming interviews throughout Media Literacy Week across Saint Vincent College’s campus. The interviewing team will appear at random times at different locations on campus asking students about their media use, understanding of media literacy, and other probing questions to encourage students to think more critically about their media use.

Contact Information:
N/A

Media Literacy Week Events · Northeast Region · November 5th

Social Media Campaign

Event Details:
Monday, November 5th, 9:00AM
Washington, D.C.
News Literacy Project
https://newslit.org/

Event Description:
News Literacy Project will promote #MediaLitWK throughout the week on our Twitter and Facebook channels with a variety of original posts and shared posts.

Contact Information:
Jake Lloyd
jlloyd@newslit.org
(919) 451-3718

Twitter:
@NewsLitProject

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/TheNewsLiteracyProject/

Media Literacy Week Events · National Events · November 5th

Media Literacy Fair

Event Details:
Monday, November 5th
National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE)
Online: http://www.medialiteracyfair.org

Event Description:
Modeled after traditional college fairs, this inaugural event takes place entirely online. Attendees will be able to interact live with representatives from reputable media literacy education programs.

Contact Information:
Steve Hargadon