Media Literacy Week Events · Northeast Region · November 7th

Civic Idea Workshop

Event Details:
Wednesday, November 7th, 1:00 PM
Emerson College
160 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 01984

Event Description:
Emerson Faculty and students will be conducting a workshop with the newly launched civic media literacy toolkit, Civic IDEA. Civic IDEA is a media literacy intervention to help build the capacity of youth to be more engaged citizens through the creation and distribution of media. Civic IDEA incorporates accessible technologies and a focus on connecting critical inquiry with active engagement in daily life. Youth who engage with the IDEA framework will learn to identify and investigate issues, deliberate around their values, express alternative narratives to current messages, and advocate for communities and issues that matter. In this event, we will use Civic IDEA to expand the capacity of media literacy to exhibit civic intentionality.

Contact Information:
Emerson College
Engagement Lab
Paul Mihailidis
(617) 824-3406


Media Literacy Week Events · Northeast Region · November 7th

Lunch @ Lepage: Discussion on Media Literacy

Event Details:
Wednesday, November 7th, 12:00 PM
Lepage Center
St Augustine Center, Room 401
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Ave
Villanova, PA 19085

Event Description:
Lunchtime discussion on the intersection of media literacy and historical literacy.

Contact Information:
Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest
Twitter: @LepageCtr

National Events · November 7th · Ongoing

Media Literacy Lesson Plans: Critical Thinking Seminar

Event Details:
Wednesday, November 7th, 10:00 AM

Event Description: presents a free media literacy lesson plan for educators: Critical Thinking Seminar. Use the provided worksheets to give students criteria to analyze several pro and con quotations from experts to improve their media literacy.

Contact Information:

National Events · Northeast Region · November 7th

Using the Community Loan Fund: A Community Resource

Event Details:
Wednesday, November 7th, 6:00 PM
Albany Public Library
105 Schuyler St | Albany, NY 12202

Event Description:
“Using the Community Loan Fund” – Media Literacy Week Edition! Come learn about the Community Loan Fund and what it can do for you. Members of this local organization will explain how the loan fund works, and provide examples of work the Loan Fund has done in the community, including funding assistance for local youth media organizations and more.

Contact Information:
Tor Loney, Librarian

Front Page

Twitter: @@AlbanyNYLibrary
Twitter: @CommunityLoans

National Events · Northeast Region · November 7th · November 8th

Can You Spot Fake News?

Event Details:
Thursday, November 7th, 4:30 PM
Carbone Auditorium
Utica College
1600 Burrstone Rd. | Utica, NY 13502

Event Description:
In a game show-style format, students and faculty will volunteer as contestants. They will be asked a series of questions about print and video news and also asked to view deep fake videos in an effort to distinguish what is real and fake. Every contestant will win a prize. Food will also be available.

Contact Information:
Elizabeth Threadgill, Assistant Professor of English ( &
Brett Orzechowski, Assistant Professor of Management and Media
Twitter: @ejthread
Twitter: @uticacollege