2016 Media Literacy Week Event Information TBA

2015 Media Literacy Week Event Information

Media Literacy Week will take place from Monday, November 2nd through Friday, November 6th.  Events are being organized all over the country. The list of events will be posted beginning at the end of September. Events vary from webinars to film screenings to classroom projects (to name a few!). Contact us at medialiteracyweek@namle.net if you have any questions or need help brainstorming how you can get add something to the calendar.

Kick Off Event
Monday, October 31
Tuesday, November 1
Wednesday, November 2
Thursday, November 3
Friday, November 4
Calendar of Events MLW 2015

GENERAL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

NAMLE is proud to announce an exciting partnership with YouTube Kids as part of Media Literacy Week. Starting today, kids and their parents will have easy access to a NAMLE-curated list of terrific media literacy videos. Simply download the app and click on the “LEARN” icon. Videos encourage kids and parents to bring critical thinking skills to their media use and their media creations. The app is free and available for IOS and Android. New videos will continue to be added to the playlist so you can visit again and again.
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For those in the Southern California/Los Angeles region check out the schedule for Media Literacy Week. Huge thanks to Tessa Jolls and the Center for Media Literacy for their incredible efforts.

In case you missed Wednesdays’s google hangout, Talking to Industry about Respect in a Digital World, you can watch it here. The conversation was moderated by NAMLE Board Member, Lynette Owens. Lynette is the Global Director of Internet Safety for Kids & Families at Trend Micro. Panelists included Patricia Cartes (Twitter’s Head of Global Safety Outreach), Lilly Wyden (Instagram’s Public Policy Program Manager), and Anthony Licon(Fuel’s Director of Creative and Product Development).

Media Literacy Now is putting Media Literacy on the public policy agenda. For Media Literacy Week they  are launching an outreach campaign to state legislators across the country, to introduce them to the concept of, and urgent need for, Media Literacy education in our schools. Policy change requires many voices to speak up. We invite you to join us in this effort.  With Washington at an impasse, much of the policy action in our country is happening state by state. At the state level, you can truly make a difference with one letter, one phone call, one meeting. We are asking you to send your letter during Media Literacy Week.  While the legislative action will vary from state to state, we are pushing legislators to move policy that elevates media literacy education as a priority in our schools.Let’s reach lawmakers across the country this week!

As a dedicated and passionate member of the national media literacy community, Appalachian State University’s Reich College of Education will bring attention to critical issues related to media, culture, and the environment. Here are some of the conversations their faculty are facilitating with students in their classes.

For Media Literacy Week, REACT to FILM is highlighting one of their school partners, Legal Prep Charter Academy in Chicago, IL. During the week, the students will be finishing up their Miss Representation projects that include video commentaries about beauty standards, poems, and slideshow presentations about stereotypes and sexism.

Are you a George Mason University student or instructor using media creatively?  Tweet us about it during Media Literacy Week!  George Mason University Libraries, the Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence Center (CTFE), and Women and Gender Studies will lead a social media campaign to encourage exchanging cool things to do with media throughout the Mason Nation. #MediaLitWk. Contact Laura Jenemann for more information – ljeneman@gmu.edu.

The National Eating Disorders Association and Proud2Bme.org are conducting a Facebook Campaign during Media Literacy Week.  Join NEDA and Proud2Beme in demonstrating your media literacy skills on the Proud2Bme Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Proud2BmeUSATeens and young adults are often targeted with deceptive media imagery, and we’re encouraging them to take an active role in highlighting the meaning behind the message. Check for a new media image every day of the week to analyze the image’s message and discuss its purpose, underlying meaning, how different people might interpret the message, and consider the tactics used to achieve its goal.

And, of course, don’t forget to review the amazing activities going on during Canada’s Media Literacy Week.

Wednesday, October 28th

Join a special pre-Media Literacy Week Webinar

Presented by: Faith Rogow
2:00 p.m. – 3:30pm EST

In this empowering FREE webinar, media literacy education maven Faith Rogow, will provide an overview of how to reach beyond teaching with technology to also integrate reasoning and reflection in age appropriate ways. She will discuss the difference between warning children about media and a skill-building approach to media literacy. She’ll also introduce a new, free professional development and teaching resource from NAMLE: short, annotated downloadable videos describing actual media literacy activities that you can try, gathered from accomplished early childhood educators from across the U.S. Register here.

Sunday, November 1

Gateway Media Literacy Partners
St. Louis, MO (East Academic Building Commons, Webster University, Webster Groves, Mo. )
Kick-off Gateway Media Literacy Partner’s Tenth Annual Media Literacy Week focusing on Early Childhood
3pm – 6pm CST

Keynote: Media and Early Childhood: What Do We Need to Know? Professor and Dean, Dafna Lemish, Ph.D., College of Mass Communication and Media Arts, Southern Illinois University – Carbondale. Dr. Lemish is author of the newly-published Children and Media: A Global Perspective, and is founder and co-editor of Journal of Children and Media.

GMLP’s Charles Klotzer Media Literacy Awards honorees: Educator- Mitch Eden of Kirkwood School District. Media Professional-Gloria S. Ross, Okara Communictions/St.Louis Public Radio/former GMLP Board member. Institution –St. Louis American. Citizen Journalism: Alderman Antonio French.        International Media Literacy-Dean and Prof. Dafna Lemish, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University -Carbondale.

Pauline Center for Media Studies
Culver City, CA
Advanced Media Literacy Revisited
2pm – 5pm PST

THINK-How to Navigate our Media World-This presentation empowers the audience to ask questions before and after reading, creating, playing, listening, and/or posting. Online Safety—This presentation empowers audience to be aware of the Internet safety basics and to develop safe online behavior.

Address/City/State/Zip: 3908 Sepulveda Blvd  Phone and email: 310-636-8385 pcms@paulinemedia.com

Monday, November 2

NAMLE, Children’s Media Association and Fordham University
New York, NY
Exploring Media Literacy with the Children’s Media Industry
6:30pm EST

The Children’s Media Association, and the National Association for Media Literacy Education and Fordham’s Department of Communication & Media Studies will promote Media Literacy Week (November 2nd – Friday the 6th) with an interactive and educative event for CMA, NAMLE, and Fordham community members alike. NAMLE will make a presentation answering, “what is media literacy and how can we be mindful to use good practices when creating and producing content?” After the presentation, guests will break into small groups and participate in media literacy activities related to children’s media content. More information here.

Gateway Media Literacy Partners
St. Louis, MO
St. Louis Public Radio

St. Louis Public Radio partners with Gateway Media Literacy Partners and the Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis to focus on media literacy and early childhood.   Tune in to KWMU- FM 90.7- at St. Louis Public Radio Studios, Grand Center, for live broadcast, with St. Louis On the Air’s host and moderator, Don Marsh. A panel on children and media assembles before a live audience in the station’s community room. Open to the public. Limited Seating. Get there early. Discussion between audience, panel and St. Louis Public Radio’s Don Marsh continues following the broadcast.

Media Smarts
Canada
Respect in a Digital World: Launch Event

MediaSmarts and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF), in association with the Manitoba Teachers’ Society, will be launching the 10th annual Media Literacy Week at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Winnipeg youth, teachers and community leaders will come together for an engaging morning exploring what it means to be a good digital citizen and how to promote respect online. Along with hearing student leaders discussing the inspiring and empowering work they’re doing, students will get the chance to take part in hands-on digital literacy workshops hosted by teachers and student leaders from Sisler High School and the University of Winnipeg. 

Korea Press Foundation/Center for Media Literacy
Southern California
Media Literacy 101 Teacher Training 

Korean K-12 teachers sponsored by the Korea Press Foundation will explore basic media literacy theory and pedagogy that applies to all subjects, and have the opportunity to design lessons using a media literacy approach to teaching and learning. Training will be done by CML’s Tessa Jolls, recipient of the 2015 Global Media and Information Literacy Award, given in cooperation with UNESCO, United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL). Contact: tjolls@medialit.com

Norfolk Community Television
Norfolk, MA
Tech Help
10am – 12pm EST

Come by the studio with any tech-related questions you have! All questions are welcome and we’re happy to help with the very basics up to testing our own knowledge of technology. Have no fear, we’re here to help! All are welcome!

Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts
Los Angeles, CA
The Artist’s Toolbox
Various times

Students will use video media to create a digital “Artist’s Toolbox.” They will employ the language of video media to create short videos documenting artist’s tools we have been learning and applying during our first school trimester such as collaboration, experimentation, constructive feedback, etc. These tools will then be made available via our school’s Vimeo Channel for the rest of our students and teachers, as well as families, to access. More info: contact eserrano@losfelizarts.org.

UCLA School of Education 
Los Angeles, CA
Critical Media Literacy Class/Lecture Ed466
5pm – 8pm PST in Moore Hall Room 3320

This course, taught by Dr. Jeff Share, prepares educators for teaching K12 students to explore their relationships with media, technology, and popular culture by critically questioning different types of representations and creating their own alternative media messages. Contact: Jeff Share / jshare@ucla.edu

Cedar Crest College and Muhlenberg College
Allentown, PA
Lunch and Literacy @ Muhlenberg College
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST

This event kicks off the Cedar Crest College’s 4th Annual Media Literacy Week. Grab your lunch & join for these thoughtful student-led presentations.  For questions about their 4th Annual Media Literacy Week, please contact Professor Elizabeth Ortiz (erortiz@cedarcrest.edu) or Dr. John Sullivan (sullivan@muhlenberg.edu) Also check the out on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/CCCMediaLit

Blackburn College
Carlinville, IL
“This is Media” Film Screening & Brown Bag Luncheon
12pm – 1pm CST

The Department of English and Communications and The Lumpkin Learning Commons invites you to a FREE viewing of the documentary film “This is Media” and a short presentation about media literacy by seniors Jessica Clements, Sarah Collman, Courtney Egner, and Allie Matt. Water and lemonade will be provided. Bring your own brown bag lunch.$100 in media related prizes will be raffled off! Courtesy of the Campus Activities Board.

Project Steam TV
Philadelphia, PA, PhillyCAM Studios, 699 Ranstead Street 
Brothers in Hip-hop and Media. “Friend or Foe!” What are the messages Mass Media and Hip hop conveying about men of color?
6pm – 8pm EST

Discussion with men of color on the effects of images in media and how it interprets them through hip hop and pop culture. The panel will take place in a network studio and will be recorded and made available via their Web channel. ProjectSTEAM@gmail.com

Media Smarts
Canada
#K12Media Tweet Chat

MediaSmarts’ Matthew Johnson joins Ms. Solomon & the #K12Media group to discuss the role of educators in helping young people develop respect in a digital world. Follow the hashtag on Twitter to take part!

Museum of Tolerance
Los Angeles, CA
5 Days, 5 Ways Daily Resource
Ongoing

For each day, a different question, idea, and resource will be shared via our website, facebook or twitter to engage visitors in ways to promote media literacy empowerment. Contact: http://museumoftolerance.com

AnimAction Tweets
Los Angeles, CA
Daily Tweet: Native American Pow-Wow Tobacco Abuse
Ongoing

Student research with www.animaction.com Contact: Clifford Cohen / cliffo@animaction.com #animation

I AM not the MEdia, Inc.
Charlotte, NC
MEDIA & MENTOR NIGHT “FILM SCREENING” Miss Representation
6 – 8PM EST

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is partnering with I AM not the MEdia, Inc. to show a screening of the profound documentary “Miss Representation” which explores how the media’s misrepresentations of women have led to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence. A live twitter forum will take place during the film to encourage dialogue from teens, parents and mentors. No registration required. LOCATION: ImaginOn, 300 East 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202 www.iamnotthemedia.org

Media Education Lab/Central Connecticut State University
West Hartford, CT
Media and Society Class
2:55 p.m. – 4:10 p.m.

The class will be dedicated to media and politics. Discussion about how media representations are be political, and what it means for those who are producing media texts.

Media Education Lab, Central Connecticut State University
New Britain, CT
Studio production at CCSU

During this special showcase of CCSU students’ work in their TV Production class, the students will talk about their critical view of the wage gap in the US. Each group will share how their research promoted their understanding and work on their own production. The students produced PSAs, Ads, News Reports, Music Videos, and a Veriety Show to be shown at that event.

Healthy Teens, Healthy Schools
New York, NY
How is health constructed through different media forms?
Morning

This class will address the fact that even the most realistic images represent an interpretation (and construction) of reality. Examples include: 1) the role of print and TV food stylists, 2) food labeling (beyond the nutrition label) that “leanwashes” by portraying products as having higher nutritional value than they actually contain, 3) the psychology behind consumer behavior in grocery stores and school cafeterias.


Tuesday, November 3

NAMLE, Media Smart Libraries*
New York, NY
Rhode Island
Start a Conversation on Digital Voice in Your Library
6pm EST
Many young people have vibrant lives online that often feel disconnected from school. Using a series of short films, this workshop helps librarians and educators bridge that gap. Run by the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE), this workshop builds on a collaboration between Henry Jenkins’s Media, Activism, and Participatory Politics project, Pivot.tv, and HitRECord. The short films explore the topics of credibility, remix, agenda shifting, and pubic vs. private. Young people–indeed, all of us–need to take responsibility for the quality of information they circulate, they need to recognize the risks and opportunities of political engagement, they need to understand the copyright implications of their choices to remix and share media, and they need to respect the contributions of others within their community. These films help young people to better understand what is at stake in participatory politics and to ask core questions before they act online. After the workshop, librarians will be ready to use these short films and associated discussion guides to start conversations with their students about digital engagement. Registration required.

One of the goals of Media Smart Libraries, an IMLS grant funded initiative, is to advance the media literacy knowledge and skills of librarians. This event is a continuing education workshop for librarians who will learn ways to talk with young adult patrons about the importance of an empowered digital voice online.

* This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Grant # LG-07-14-0045-14

FHI360
NY, NY 
Virtual launch of the Right from the Start in the Digital Age
7pm – 8pm EST

Right from the Start in the Digital Age is a national initiative to help children become responsible digital citizens from their earliest exposure to the Internet, and to prevent them from engaging in, and being affected by, unsafe behaviors such as cyberbullying. The initiative will be launched on November 3 as part of the Media Literacy Week. FHI 360 encourages parents, educators, publishers, media producers, advocates, and policy makers to sign the declaration of support for this important new initiative. fhi360.org

Project Look Sharp
Ithaca, NY
Media Construction of Presidential Campaigns
7pm – 8pm EST

Sox Sperry, Project Look Sharp’s primary curriculum writer, will lead participants on an exploration of high school lessons covering media representations of U.S. presidential elections from 1800–2008. The media and lessons will be drawn from the popular Presidential Campaigns curriculum kit, which is available free online at projectlooksharp.org.

The webinar will offer high school educators and teachers-in-training pedagogical techniques and free curriculum materials to support a deeper understanding of how to use a wide variety of media forms across the historical spectrum — media from 19th century portraits, songs and handbills, to 21st century websites, Twitter and email — to study historical context and to question their credibility. The presenter will also focus on the Key Concepts for Media Analysis. Participants will leave with handouts and other tools to integrate media literacy into their curriculum design. For more information and to register for the webinar click here.

California State University, Northridge (CSUN)
Southern California
Jared Geller, producing partner with Joseph Gordon-Levitt at HitRecord
7pm (PST) Student Union

Jared Geller, with his producing partner Joseph Gordon-Levitt, has built HitRecord into a professional online production company of over 400,000 contributing artists worldwide. HitRecord has published books, released records, and shown their work at major festivals, including Sundance, TIFF and SxSW, and live shows at venues across North America and the UK. In 2015, their groundbreaking Emmy®-Award-winning series HITRECORD ON TV, which can be seen on Participant Media’s television network Pivot, received a Media Literacy Award from the National Association for Media Literacy Education. The show is a re-imagining of the traditional variety show format that combines short films, music, animation, and other interactive material from a global community.

Event Flyer: Jared Gller_Middle Hashtags CSUN Host: beisenstock@gmail.com

Texas State University – Graduate Program in Developmental Education 
San Marcos, Texas
Panel Discussion with Media Industry Experts about the Behind-the-Scenes Creation of Media
6pm – 8pm 

Please join us as we explore from behind the scenes how media messages are created. Panelists will provide points of view on the creation of media messages in the realms of social media marketing, television commercial advertising, and cultural appreciation. These panelists will discuss the technical aspects of creating media messages and strategies for targeting particular audiences. More information here.

USC Annenberg Innovation Lab
Los Angeles, CA
You Can’t Google the Future
6:30pm – 8pm PST

This event is a roundtable discussion between students, faculty, and industry professionals about how millennials consume media and how it will be essential to develop our media literacy skills in the evolving digital landscape. Discussion will focus on topics like collective intelligence, distributed cognition, emerging technologies, the demands of an evolving job market, and more. RSVP here. Contact: hmadigan@usc.edu

Norfolk Community Television
Norfolk, MA
Workshop – Studio Production
6:30pm – 8pm 

Learn all about how to create responsible media in our studio using our state-of-the-art studio equipment. All are welcome! http://www.norfolkcable.com

Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts
Los Angeles, CA
The Artist’s Toolbox
Various times

Students will use video media to create a digital “Artist’s Toolbox.” They will employ the language of video media to create short videos documenting artist’s tools we have been learning and applying during our first school trimester such as collaboration, experimentation, constructive feedback, etc. These tools will then be made available via our school’s Vimeo Channel for the rest of our students and teachers, as well as families, to access. More info: contact eserrano@losfelizarts.org.

Casmir Pulaski School
Yonkers, NY 
“What is Media?”/The Premiere of CPTV
Ongoing

5th & 6th grade students will share their thoughts on “media”, their favorite forms and why it is necessary. They will edit together a short film consisting of the student interviews. This film will be initially screened during a PD session held on Election Day for the teachers as school is not in session for the students that day. The remainder of the school community will be able to see the film on their Teacher Tube “channel” – CPTV!

Chapman University
Southern California, City of Orange Public Library
Parent Media Literacy Workshop Series – Caregivers of 5-10 year olds
6pm – 7:30pm PST

Chapman University is offering a FREE media literacy class for parents and caregivers. In this interactive and hands-on program, you will learn about media-related recommendations from pediatricians and psychologists while receiving science-based tips for using media in a healthy and productive way. How much media is too much? Does it make a difference where and how the child watches TV? More information go to: http://sites.chapman.edu/medialiteracy/events/upcoming-events/

The News Literacy Project (NLP)
Nationwide
Twitter Chat at 7-8 p.m. ET/6-7 p.m. CT/4-5 p.m. PT
Join NLP (@TheNewsLP) for a Twitter chat at #newslitchat to discuss fact-checking the presidential campaign with guest speaker Matea Gold, political reporter at The Washington Post. Gold will share how she fact checks statements made by political candidates, offer tips on detecting bias in campaign coverage, explain how social media has altered her approach to covering political campaigns and shed light on how she handles corrections in the event of an error. NLP will be offering links to open-access resources, lessons, activities and more for educators looking to improve their students’ news literacy skills.
Cedar Crest College and Muhlenberg College
Allentown, PA
Educating the Next Generation of Leaders 
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ESTJoin the awesome kids from the Boys and Girls Club of Allentown in Media education for the next generation. Students from the Boys & Girls Club of Allentown will engage with CCC & ‘Berg students in discussions surrounding Social Media Savvy, Princesses, and other unrealistic representations of girls & women in contemporary media.   The BGC students will also get the chance to hang out on a college campus and picture themselves in higher ed.  For questions about their 4th Annual Media Literacy Week, please contact Professor Elizabeth Ortiz (erortiz@cedarcrest.edu) or Dr. John Sullivan (sullivan@muhlenberg.edu) Also check the out on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/CCCMediaLit

Museum of Tolerance
Los Angeles, CA
5 Days, 5 Ways Daily Resource
Ongoing

For each day, a different question, idea, and resource will be shared via our website, facebook or twitter to engage visitors in ways to promote media literacy empowerment. Contact:http://museumoftolerance.com

AnimAction Tweets
Los Angeles, CA
Daily Tweet: Native American Pow-Wow Tobacco Abuse
Ongoing

Student research with www.animaction.comContact: Clifford Cohen / cliffo@animaction.com#animation

Korea Press Foundation/Center for Media Literacy
Southern California
Media Literacy 101 Teacher Training 

Korean K-12 teachers sponsored by the Korea Press Foundation will explore basic media literacy theory and pedagogy that applies to all subjects, and have the opportunity to design lessons using a media literacy approach to teaching and learning. Training will be done by CML’s Tessa Jolls, recipient of the 2015 Global Media and Information Literacy Award, given in cooperation with UNESCO, United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL). Contact:tjolls@medialit.com

USC Annenberg School for Communication
Los Angeles, CA
Communication and Culture: Gender as Identity and Practice (undergrad. core)

These classes will explore gender representations in media, including those created by media industries as well as those created in the context of participatory culture. The class will consider messages produced and consumed around gender identity and difference, and further articulate ways conventional messaging can be challenged and changed. The students will use a variety of examples from The Critical Media Project as a point of departure for discussions. http://www.criticalmediaproject.orgContact:trope@usc.edu

USC Annenberg School for Communication
Los Angeles, CA
Designing Media and Communication for Social Change (undergraduate elective)

In this class, students are working to create campaign strategies and content for two local nonprofits that are embarking on a new collaboration—HOLA and GFS LA. This USC class works at the juncture of theory and practice, and during Media Literacy week students will be looking at the theoretical underpinnings and practices of historical and present day examples of public protest, street art, and transmedia campaigns and organizing. The students will engage in a media-making lab to consider how they want to harness the raw materials they’ve collected from their observation and visits to the nonprofits in order to create stories/messages for their final projects. Contact:trope@usc.edu

Westside Neighborhood School 6th & 7th Grades
Los Angeles, CA
MLW-themed advisory for middle school
Morning

All 6th and 7th graders are having a morning advisory meeting on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday focused on media literacy. On these three days, the advisory activities introduce the students to the concept of media literacy, ask them to reflect on their media consumption practices, and encourage students to analyze a TV clip using the 5 key media literacy questions. Contact: cbarry@wnsk8.com

I AM not the MEdia, Inc.
Charlotte, NC
COVER CREATIONS “PHOTO TO PRINT”
6pm – 7:30pm EST

A FREE Workshop where teens and adults can learn and engage in a live photo shoot experience while learning a brief introduction to Adobe Photoshop. The session will be led by professional photographer, Todd Youngblood and is a partnership with I AM not the MEdia, Inc. and Naomi Drenan Recreation Center. No registration required! www.iamnotthemedia.org LOCATION: 750 Beal Street, Charlotte, NC 28211

Media Education Lab/Central Connecticut State University
West Hartford, CT
Public Speaking Class
9:25 am -10:40 am EST

This class will analyze a video that represents an example of public speaking. Analyzing videos in this class allows students to develop public speaking skills and at the same time reflect on media representations.

Le Moyne College Education Department
Syracuse, NY
Diversity in Sports Broadcasting
7 p.m. EST

This discussion will focus on Diversity in Sports Broadcasting. Cathy Leogrande, Ph.D., of the Department of Education, will share some of the current issues related to this topic, including the experiences of Jessica Mendoza, first woman play-by-play announcer for ESPN baseball and the Twitter rant about it that got a radio host suspended. Join others for refreshments and lively conversation! http://echo.lemoyne.edu

California State University, Northridge
Northridge, CA
iMedia Bubble
All day

How media literate are you?  Look for the “word bubble” traveling around campus – write a “Dear Media” note to let media know how you feel or share a media literacy tip, then snap a selfie with your iMedia Bubble and post it online. #MediaLitWk     @MediaLiteracyED     #Proud2Bme     @Proud2BmeUS Where to find us: 10am-2pm CSUN Farmer’s Market | Magnolia Walk and East University Drive


Wednesday, November 4

NAMLE, Media Smarts, and Trend Micro
New York, NY
Ottawa, ON Canada
Boston, MA
Talking to Industry about Respect in a Digital World: A Webinar
8pm EST
Media Literacy Week in Canada celebrates its 10th year this week. NAMLE and Media Smarts are partnering once again on a webinar exploring the theme of the Canadian Media Literacy Week; Respect in a Digital World. This webinar will be hosted by NAMLE Board Member, Lynette Owens. Lynette is the Global Director of Internet Safety for Kids & Families, Trend Micro. The webinar will focus on bringing the perspective of industry and content creators to educators. Participants include:

Moderator: Lynette T. Owens, Trend Micro Lynette Owens is the Founder and Global Director of Trend Micro’s Internet Safety for Kids and Families program.  With 20+ years in the tech industry, Lynette speaks and blogs regularly, and works with communities and school districts across the U.S. and around the world to support digital literacy and digital citizenship education.  She is a board member of the Family Online Safety Institute, the National Association of Media Literacy Education, and SPARK Kindness and serves on the advisory boards of INHOPE and the U.S. Safer Internet Day.

Panelist: Patricia Cartes, Twitter As Twitter’s Head of Global Safety Outreach, Patricia Cartes works to define policy and to ensure user safety and security in the challenging realm of modern social media. Patricia’s team works 24×7 to defend and respect the voice of Twitter users and to fight online abuse including targeted harassment, child sexual exploitation, human trafficking and cyber-bullying.  

Panelist: Lilly Wyden, Instagram Lilly manages public policy programs for Instagram, developing partnerships and campaigns with non-profits, special interest groups and policy advocates. She most recently launched Instagram’s new initiative #MyStory, a campaign to highlight the unique ways women use Instagram to share their stories.

Panelist: Anthony Licon, Fuel As Director, Creative & Product Development, Anthony leads Fuel’s efforts to create world-class suites of creative technology products, with a focus on kids and teens. With over 15 years of experience at Disney working on core global franchise brands, live action properties, and original gaming I.P., Anthony brings his considerable knowledge to Fuel’s roster of properties. As such, Anthony provides expertise in youth entertainment and digital safety, strategic vision, industry tracking, design and analytics, monetization models, synergy initiatives (consumer products, publishing, studio, television), and is a key stakeholder and contact to internal teams and external partners, from National Geographic Kids to DreamWorks Animation.

Center for Media Literacy, Museum of Tolerance (MOT), Variety, and Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
Los Angeles, CA
Panel Discussion – Thought Leaders Address Media Literacy in Los Angeles
2 pm PST Museum of Tolerance

A panel of thought leaders will address the state of media literacy in Los Angeles, moderated by Variety Journalist Brian Lowry, with Liebe Geft, Director, MOT; Mark Slavkin, Director of Education, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts; and Tessa Jolls, President, Center for Media Literacy. Contact: tjolls@medialit.com Closed event but video will be available at www.medialit.com and www.museumoftolerance.com following event.

Meridian Hill Pictures
Washington DC (2437 15th Street NW)
Video Storytelling in the Classrooms
4:30pm-7:30pm EST
This 3-hour professional development session will give teachers hands-on training and effective methods of using technology in the classroom. Using iPad technology to film and edit videos, the teachers will learn how to incorporate media literacy into their curriculum to enhance not only student and parent engagement, but also evaluate student progress, and aid in communication and funding efforts in their schools.
Common Sense Education 
Georgia
Georgia Educational Technology Conference Presentations
Common Sense Education will be presenting several sessions at the GAETC conference in Georgia
How to Become a Digital Citizenship Certified Educator or School
Creating Tech-Rich Lesson Flows
Title: Best Tools to Support the 4 C’s
Gateway Media Literacy Partners
St. Louis, MO
Sam Fox/Kemper Musuem Arts and Vocabulary Immersion Program
10:30am – 12noon CST
An arts and vocabulary immersion program presented by Kemper’s head of education, Allison Taylor specifically targeted toward younger children who will be accompanied by their parents, caregivers and teachers.
Gateway Media Literacy Partners
St. Louis, MO
Media Literacy Appetizers
4pm – 6pm CST

GMLP partner showcase, featuring 14 “appetizers” of media literacy focused work on a variety of fronts. Located at Black Box Theater, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, Warson Rd., Ladue, Mo.

Norfolk Community Television
Norfolk, MA
Tech Help
1pm – 3pm EST

Come by the studio with any tech-related questions you have! All questions are welcome and we’re happy to help with the very basics up to testing our own knowledge of technology. Have no fear, we’re here to help! All are welcome!

Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts
Los Angeles, CA
The Artist’s Toolbox
Various times

Students will use video media to create a digital “Artist’s Toolbox.” They will employ the language of video media to create short videos documenting artist’s tools we have been learning and applying during our first school trimester such as collaboration, experimentation, constructive feedback, etc. These tools will then be made available via our school’s Vimeo Channel for the rest of our students and teachers, as well as families, to access. More info: contact eserrano@losfelizarts.org.

Casmir Pulaski School
Yonkers, NY 
“What is Media?”/The Premiere of CPTV
Ongoing

5th & 6th grade students will share their thoughts on “media”, their favorite forms and why it is necessary. They will edit together a short film consisting of the student interviews. This film will be initially screened during a PD session held on Election Day for the teachers as school is not in session for the students that day. The remainder of the school community will be able to see the film on their Teacher Tube “channel” – CPTV!

The Media Spot
NY, NY
Media Literacy Video Productions
Ongoing

The Media Spot will be documenting the work of students in media literacy specialty classes within multiple New York City public schools during Media Literacy Week.  Students and teachers will explain how their work connects to the core concepts of media literacy, and what excites them with this type of work.

True Star Foundation 
Chicago, IL
Media in My Life
3pm – 5:30pm CST
Award-winning Producer, Educator, and Copy Editor for True Star Magazine will lead a media literacy workshop with student journalists at Morgan Park High School.
Cedar Crest College and Muhlenberg College
Allentown, PA
Gaming and Videogame Culture with Dr. Irene Chien @ Muhlenberg College
6:30pm – 8pm EST

Dr. Irene Chien, Assistant professor of media & communication at Muhlenberg College teaches and writes about the politics of race and gender in videogames, digital media, and film.  Join her as she opens her gaming space and explores games through perspectives grounded in the humanities, social sciences, engineering and technology.  For questions about their 4th Annual Media Literacy Week, please contact Professor Elizabeth Ortiz (erortiz@cedarcrest.edu) or Dr. John Sullivan (sullivan@muhlenberg.edu) Also check the out on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/CCCMediaLit

Post University
Waterbury, CT
Navigating the New Media Universe
6:30pm EST

In celebration of Media Literacy Week, Post University and the Communication and Media Studies Department present a distinguished panel of experts and professionals to discuss the nature, benefits, and consequences of life in the New Media Universe.

Today’s media market is saturated with the new media products like smartphones and laptops, and platforms like the Internet, Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter. Consumers use these products and platforms daily, yet they rarely critically think about their benefits or consequences. New Media have, and will continue, to shape the way we work, live, think, and play. It is vital for students, educators, and parents to understand how to navigate this new world in a more critical way. Click here to learn more and register. Here’s the brochure for more information. Brochure   The event will be broadcast throughout CT and posted online here.

Westside Neighborhood School 6th & 7th Grades
Los Angeles, CA
MLW-themed advisory for middle school
Morning

All 6th and 7th graders are having a morning advisory meeting on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday focused on media literacy. On these three days, the advisory activities introduce the students to the concept of media literacy, ask them to reflect on their media consumption practices, and encourage students to analyze a TV clip using the 5 key media literacy questions. Contact: cbarry@wnsk8.com

Variety, the USC Marshall School of Business, and PwC
Los Angeles, CA
Big Data Summit
8am PST InterContinental Los Angeles Hotel – Century City, CA

The USC Marshall School of Business is partnering with Variety and PwC to produce a two-day conference on Big Data with a focus on the entertainment sector. This event will highlight many of the key business opportunities, measurement frameworks, and technologies that are currently impacting the entire digital communications value chain. Over the two-day event, some of the most influential business leaders in the entertainment sector will speak. Event keynote presenters include Viacom President and CEO Philippe Dauman, GroupM Global Chairman Irwin Gotlieb, and horror filmmaker Eli Roth.To register, visit Variety website (http://bit.ly/1NlXyfe) and use the code Honcho.

Japanese American National Museum
Los Angeles, CA
Blog on Media Literacy Topic

The Japanese American National Museum will blog on the topic,“A Closer Look at the Civilian Exclusion Order”. Online http://blog.janm.org/

Museum of Tolerance
Los Angeles, CA
5 Days, 5 Ways Daily Resource
Ongoing

For each day, a different question, idea, and resource will be shared via our website, facebook or twitter to engage visitors in ways to promote media literacy empowerment. Contact:http://museumoftolerance.com

AnimAction Tweets
Los Angeles, CA
Daily Tweet: Native American Pow-Wow Tobacco Abuse
Ongoing

Student research with www.animaction.comContact: Clifford Cohen / cliffo@animaction.com#animation

Korea Press Foundation/Center for Media Literacy
Southern California
Media Literacy 101 Teacher Training 

Korean K-12 teachers sponsored by the Korea Press Foundation will explore basic media literacy theory and pedagogy that applies to all subjects, and have the opportunity to design lessons using a media literacy approach to teaching and learning. Training will be done by CML’s Tessa Jolls, recipient of the 2015 Global Media and Information Literacy Award, given in cooperation with UNESCO, United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL). Contact:tjolls@medialit.com 

USC Annenberg School for Communication The Critical Media Project
Los Angeles, CA
USC Undergraduate Service Learning Research Practicum at LAUDS’s Communication and Technology School in South Los Angeles

USC undergraduates contribute entries to The Critical Media Project (CMP) and use The CMP to teach media literacy to high school students in teacher Enrique Legaspi‘s Latin American studies classes at Communication and Technology School (CATS) in South LA. Mr. Legaspi’s class uses the mapping technology, Esri, to examine identity and demographics. USC students are helping the high school students further grapple with issues of identity and diversity through media literacy. On November 4, the USC students will be presenting a lesson around the concept of intersectionality (considering how race and ethnicity intersect with gender and class). They will use examples from The Critical Media Project. For the final project, USC students will collaborate with the CATS students to create a multimedia piece that expresses and comments on how they fit in (or don’t) to the broader Los Angeles landscape. http://www.criticalmediaproject.orgContact: trope@usc.edu

I AM not the MEdia, Inc.
Charlotte, NC
REALITY TV TALK ON POWER 104.4FM INTERNET RADIO
7pm – 9pm EST

Power 104.4FM and Reality TV Star, Kendra James, from Bad Girls Club Season 4, has partnered with I AM not the Media, Inc. to host a live online broadcast discussion on the topic “How Real is Reality TV?” Listeners can tune in nationwide and call in to join the conversation. Listen Online: www.power104fm.comwww.iamnotthemedia.org

Le Moyne College Education Department
Syracuse, NY
Using Media for Social Activism: Changing the World Via Smartphones
7pm  EST

This discussion will focus on social activism through social media. Dr. Cathy Leogrande of the Department of Education will share some of the ways groups have mobilized people and donations through online sources. Discussion will include case studies of the Harry Potter Alliance, Nerdfighters (John & Hank Green), and the By Any Media Necessary project at USC Annenberg School. Join others for refreshments and lively conversation! echo.lemoyne.edu

American Red Cross
Washington, DC
HELP: Humanitarian Education
All day

Event was prerecorded, but will be re-featured. They will dedicate our twitter account to highlight Media Literacy Week + Humanitarian Education. Educating our youth is one of the most important factors in today’s world. We are building young humanitarians, professionals, educators, volunteers, and all by empowering them through different medias and platforms. The Humanitarian Education Learning Platform (HELP) facilitates this process of bringing people together to share ideas and grow their knowledge. http://humanityinwarblog.com/2015/10/20/help-humanitarian-education/

California State University, Northridge
Northridge, CA
iMedia Bubble
All day

How media literate are you?  Look for the “word bubble” traveling around campus – write a “Dear Media” note to let media know how you feel or share a media literacy tip, then snap a selfie with your iMedia Bubble and post it online. #MediaLitWk     @MediaLiteracyED     #Proud2Bme     @Proud2BmeUS

Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana
Communicating with your Child: Social Networking and Cyberbullying
12pm – 1pm EST

“Communicating with your Child: Social Networking and Cyberbullying” is a workshop that provides practical information for parents about online social networking. Attendees will learn how to help their child stay safe while online and get tips on developing guidelines on balancing electronics with in-person time. This workshop will be presented by Kathy Murray from Purdue Extension. More information here.

Media Education Lab/ Harrington School of Communication
Georgia
Communicating with your Child: Social Networking and Cyberbullying
12pm – 1pm EST Georgia
Renee Hobbs of the Media Education Lab, Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island is presenting several sessions at theGeorgia Educational Technology Conference  in Atlanta on November 4, 2015. She’s offering sessions on:
  • Copyright Clarity: Yes You Can Use Copyrighted Materials for Digital Learning
  • Why Teacher Motivations for Digital Literacy Matter
  • Mind Over Media: Analyzing Contemporary Propaganda

Thursday, November 5

NAMLE, National Speech and Debate Association
New York, NY
Iowa
Understanding Digital Voice as a Leader: A webinar
8pm EST
Run by the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE), this workshop builds on a collaboration between Henry Jenkins’s Media, Activism, and Participatory Politics project, Pivot.tv, and HitRECord. The short films explore the topics of credibility, remix, agenda shifting, and pubic vs. private. Young people–indeed, all of us–need to take responsibility for the quality of information they circulate, they need to recognize the risks and opportunities of political engagement, they need to understand the copyright implications of their choices to remix and share media, and they need to respect the contributions of others within their community. These films help young people to better understand what is at stake in participatory politics and to ask core questions before they act online. As leaders it’s imperative that students understand their role in disseminating information and facilitating meaningful discussion.

Gateway Media Literacy Partners
St. Louis, MO
Media Literacy/Healthy Literacy Luncheon
11:30am – 1:30pm CST

The National Association of Hospital Service Executives (NAHSE) presents a workshop/luncheon on media literacy/health literacy focusing on early childhood.

Norfolk Community Television
Norfolk, MA
Screening – This Land is Our Land (MEF)
6:30pm – 8pm 

Join us for a screening of the Media Education Foundation’s film This Land is Our Land. We’ll talk about Creative Commons and the sharing of information and resources. We will follow the film with a discussion about our thoughts, experiences, and hopes for the future! All are welcome!

Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts
Los Angeles, CA
The Artist’s Toolbox
Various times

Today, art and media educator Evelyn Serrano will provide the Korea Press Foundation and Center for Media Literacy with a school tour and classroom visits, so that Korean educators may observe media literacy classes conducted.   Students will use video media to create a digital “Artist’s Toolbox.” They will employ the language of video media to create short videos documenting artist’s tools we have been learning and applying during our first school trimester such as collaboration, experimentation, constructive feedback, etc. These tools will then be made available via our school’s Vimeo Channel for the rest of our students and teachers, as well as families, to access. More info: contact eserrano@losfelizarts.org.

Casmir Pulaski School
Yonkers, NY 
“What is Media?”/The Premiere of CPTV
Ongoing

5th & 6th grade students will share their thoughts on “media”, their favorite forms and why it is necessary. They will edit together a short film consisting of the student interviews. This film will be initially screened during a PD session held on Election Day for the teachers as school is not in session for the students that day. The remainder of the school community will be able to see the film on their Teacher Tube “channel” – CPTV!

California State University, Northridge (CSUN)
Southern California
Acasola Performance
12:15pm PST, Sierra Tower

Acasola, California State University, Northridge’s premiere acapella group, will celebrate the first U.S. National Media Literacy Week in its weekly campus performance. https://csunacasola.wordpress.com/

Cedar Crest College and Muhlenberg College
Allentown, PA
Lunch and Literacy @ Cedar Crest College
11am – 1pm EST

This event is part of Cedar Crest College’s 4th Annual Media Literacy Week. Grab your lunch & join for these thoughtful student-led presentations. For questions about their 4th Annual Media Literacy Week, please contact Professor Elizabeth Ortiz (erortiz@cedarcrest.edu) or Dr. John Sullivan (sullivan@muhlenberg.edu) Also check the out on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/CCCMediaLit

GStar School of the Arts 
West Palm Beach, FL
Teacher Professional Development
G-Star School of the Arts for Film Animation & Performing Arts is conducting Professional Development for Faculty to demonstrate the use of Plickersin the classroom for Media Literacy Week. Teachers will integrate a formative assessment into their lessons using Plickers and implement it in their classrooms school wide. Data from this lesson will inform instruction.  Teachers’ reflections of incorporating digital learning tools and creating a lesson based on formative assessment data obtained with Plicker data will be shared at a subsequent Professional Development session along with student work samples.

Proud2Bme On Campus_CSUN  (California State University, Northridge) and Proud2Bme.org/National Eating Disorders Association
Southern California
Celebrity ShoutOut 
All day

@Zendaya          @Proud2BmeUS              @MediaLiteracyED          #MediaLitWk

Join our Celebrity SHOUTOUT to Zendaya who called out Modeliste magazine for unrealistically retouching her body in a cover feature and fashion spread for the November issue. The magazine apologized and promised to reprint the issue with unedited and authentic photos: “We stand to represent and advocate a message of positive body image, self love, and embracing all aspects of individuality, natural beauty and the empowerment of women.”

Celebrities are a face of the media culture and play a key role in setting standards of attractiveness. When celebrities speak out against digitally-altered images that unrealistically change their appearance, we need to support them and advocate for body positivity. Check out the Get REAL! Digital and Media Literacy Toolkit for more ways to SHOUTOUT: http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/sites/default/files/Toolkits/GetRealToolkit.pdf

Westside Neighborhood School 6th & 7th Grades
Los Angeles, CA
MLW-themed advisory for middle school
Morning

All 6th and 7th graders are having a morning advisory meeting on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday focused on media literacy. On these three days, the advisory activities introduce the students to the concept of media literacy, ask them to reflect on their media consumption practices, and encourage students to analyze a TV clip using the 5 key media literacy questions. Contact: cbarry@wnsk8.com

Museum of Tolerance
Los Angeles, CA
5 Days, 5 Ways Daily Resource
Ongoing

For each day, a different question, idea, and resource will be shared via our website, facebook or twitter to engage visitors in ways to promote media literacy empowerment. Contact: http://museumoftolerance.com

AnimAction Tweets
Los Angeles, CA
Daily Tweet: Native American Pow-Wow Tobacco Abuse
Ongoing

Student research with www.animaction.com Contact: Clifford Cohen / cliffo@animaction.com #animation

Variety, the USC Marshall School of Business, and PwC
Los Angeles, CA
Big Data Summit
8am PST InterContinental Los Angeles Hotel – Century City, CA

The USC Marshall School of Business is partnering with Variety and PwC to produce a two-day conference on Big Data with a focus on the entertainment sector. This event will highlight many of the key business opportunities, measurement frameworks, and technologies that are currently impacting the entire digital communications value chain. Over the two-day event, some of the most influential business leaders in the entertainment sector will speak. Event keynote presenters include Viacom President and CEO Philippe Dauman, GroupM Global Chairman Irwin Gotlieb, and horror filmmaker Eli Roth.To register, visit Variety website (http://bit.ly/1NlXyfe) and use the code Honcho.

USC Annenberg School for Communication
Los Angeles, CA
Communication and Culture (undergraduate)

These classes will explore gender representations in media, including those created by media industries as well as those created in the context of participatory culture. Students will consider messages produced and consumed around gender identity and difference, and further articulate ways conventional messaging can be challenged and changed. Students will use a variety of examples from The Critical Media Project as a point of departure for our discussions. http://www.criticalmediaproject.org Contact: trope@usc.edu

USC Annenberg School for Communication
Los Angeles, CA
Designing Media and Communication for Social Change (undergraduate)

In this class, students are working to create campaign strategies and content for two local nonprofits that are embarking on a new collaboration—HOLA and GFS LA. This USC class works at the juncture of theory and practice, and during Media Literacy week students will be looking at the theoretical underpinnings and practices of historical and present day examples of public protest, street art, and transmedia campaigns and organizing. The students will engage in a media-making lab to consider how they want to harness the raw materials they’ve collected from their observation and visits to the nonprofits in order to create stories/messages for their final projects. Contact: trope@usc.edu

I AM not the MEdia, Inc.
Charlotte, NC
HIP HOP POLITICS (Panel and Discussion)
7pm-9pm EST

An informative and interactive panel discussion with Charlotte’s MC’s, Radio Personalities and DJ’s in the hip hop industry. The discussion analyzes and discusses the influence of hip hop socially and on a political platform. This event is hosted by I AM not the MEdia, Inc. in partnership with UNCC Social Work Department, GSWA, and the Shaping the Message Initiative. LOCATION: Denny Building 220, UNC Charlotte www.iamnotthemedia.org

Le Moyne College Education Department
Syracuse, NY
Time to PIVOT: Joseph Gordon Levitt & New Media
7pm EST

This discussion will focus on ways that television and movie producers are playing by new rules as they partner and connect with their audience as collaborators in content production. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and his series Hit RECord on pivot television is one example of this dynamic. Dr. Cathy Leogrande will share excerpts from this award-winning program, and discuss the changing face of content production, including YouTube stars, Welcome to Nightvale, and NaNoWriMo. Join others for refreshments and lively conversation! echo.lemoyne.edu

Healthy Teens, Healthy Schools
New York, NY
How is health constructed through different media forms?
Morning

This class will address the fact that even the most realistic images represent an interpretation (and construction) of reality. Examples include: 1) the role of print and TV food stylists, 2) food labeling (beyond the nutrition label) that “leanwashes” by portraying products as having higher nutritional value than they actually contain, 3) the psychology behind consumer behavior in grocery stores and school cafeterias.

POV
Boston, MA
Urban Films: Don’t Tell Anyone
7pm EST

Since the age of 4, Angy Rivera has lived in the United States with a secret that threatens to upend her life: She is undocumented. Now 24 and facing an uncertain future, Rivera becomes an activist for undocumented youth with a popular advice blog and a YouTube channel boasting more than 27,000 views. She steps out of the shadows a second time to share her story of sexual abuse, an experience all too common among undocumented women. Don’t Tell Anyone (No Le Digas a Nadie) follows Rivera’s remarkable journey from poverty in rural Colombia to the front page of The New York Times. A co-presentation with Latino Public Broadcasting. Presented in collaboration with MIT’s Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, the DUSP Students of Color Committee, and the Mel King Institute for Community Building, in partnership with the award-winning documentary series POV. After the film, please join us for a discussion with special guests Justin Steil (Professor, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT) and Cristina Jo Perez (Visiting Scholar, MIT Department of Women’s and Gender Studies). http://dusp.mit.edu/event/urban-films-dont-tell-anyone

California State University, Northridge
Northridge, CA
iMedia Bubble
All day

How media literate are you?  Look for the “word bubble” traveling around campus – write a “Dear Media” note to let media know how you feel or share a media literacy tip, then snap a selfie with your iMedia Bubble and post it online. #MediaLitWk     @MediaLiteracyED     #Proud2Bme     @Proud2BmeUS Where to find us: 12:15pm Acasola performance in front of Sierra Tower


Friday, November 6

Frank W. Baker, a media literacy educator, will be in Los Angeles participating in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ latest visual literacy student assemblies with middle and high school students from LA Unified School District. Contact: http://www.oscars.org/education-grants/visual-literacy

Norfolk Community Television
Norfolk, MA
Tech Help
2pm – 4pm EST

Come by the studio with any tech-related questions you have! All questions are welcome and we’re happy to help with the very basics up to testing our own knowledge of technology. Have no fear, we’re here to help! All are welcome!

Casmir Pulaski School
Yonkers, NY 
“What is Media?”/The Premiere of CPTV
Ongoing

5th & 6th grade students will share their thoughts on “media”, their favorite forms and why it is necessary. They will edit together a short film consisting of the student interviews. This film will be initially screened during a PD session held on Election Day for the teachers as school is not in session for the students that day. The remainder of the school community will be able to see the film on their Teacher Tube “channel” – CPTV!

Engagement Lab/Media Literacy Now
Emerson College, Boston, MA
Boston Media Literacy Meet Up 
12pm – 2pm EST

The Engagement Lab and Media Literacy Now will launch the Boston Media Literacy Meet Up. This gathering will bring together educators, practitioners, activists and researchers. The goals:

  • Build a network for sharing of media literacy pedagogy and development of new media literacy learning initiatives
  • Facilitate collaboration on media literacy research projects
  • Create a support system for activism and practice in community-based media literacy initiatives

The meet up will be the first of regular gatherings, to build capacity and connections for media literacy education, practice and research. Please join them for light lunch, and to meet fellow media literacy activists in and around Boston. SHARE this with anyone that you think may be interested in joining! More information here.

The Media Spot
NY, NY
Media Literacy Video Productions
Ongoing

The Media Spot will be documenting the work of students in media literacy specialty classes within multiple New York City public schools during Media Literacy Week.  Students and teachers will explain how their work connects to the core concepts of media literacy, and what excites them with this type of work.

Chapman University
Southern California, City of Orange Public Library
Parent Media Literacy Workshop Series – Caregivers of 0-5 year olds
10:30am  – 12 pm PST

Chapman University is offering a FREE media literacy class for parents and caregivers. In this interactive and hands-on program, you will learn about media-related recommendations from pediatricians and psychologists while receiving science-based tips for using media in a healthy and productive way. How much media is too much? Does it make a difference where and how the child watches TV? More information go to: http://sites.chapman.edu/medialiteracy/events/upcoming-events/

Cedar Crest College and Muhlenberg College
Allentown, PA
The Mask You Live In: Documentary Film Screening & Discussion @ Cedar Crest College
2pm – 4pm EST

This 2015 Sundance Film pick by Jennifer Seibel Newsom follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. For questions about their 4th Annual Media Literacy Week, please contact Professor Elizabeth Ortiz (erortiz@cedarcrest.edu) or Dr. John Sullivan (sullivan@muhlenberg.edu) Also check the out on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/CCCMediaLit

Museum of Tolerance
Los Angeles, CA
5 Days, 5 Ways Daily Resource
Ongoing

For each day, a different question, idea, and resource will be shared via our website, facebook or twitter to engage visitors in ways to promote media literacy empowerment. Contact: http://museumoftolerance.com

California State University, Northridge
Northridge, CA
iMedia Bubble
All day

How media literate are you?  Look for the “word bubble” traveling around campus – write a “Dear Media” note to let media know how you feel or share a media literacy tip, then snap a selfie with your iMedia Bubble and post it online. #MediaLitWk     @MediaLiteracyED     #Proud2Bme     @Proud2BmeUS

AnimAction Tweets
Los Angeles, CA
Daily Tweet: Native American Pow-Wow Tobacco Abuse
Ongoing

Student research with www.animaction.com Contact: Clifford Cohen / cliffo@animaction.com #animation

UCLA/UCSD
Los Angeles, CA
Teaching the Past for Tomorrow 2-day Conference

Time/Location: 8:30am – 4:30pm on Friday and 9:00am – 4:00 pm on Saturday

UCLA Carnesale Commons Contact: http://chssp.ucdavis.edu/conference/conference

Registration: $345.00 http://chssp.ucdavis.edu/conference/registration

Center for Media LIteracy
Los Angeles, CA
Ask Me Anything!
All Day

CML’s Tessa Jolls will field your media literacy questions. Check www.reddit.com/r/IAMA between 8 AM – 5 PM PST. Contact: MedialitTessa (Reddit ID) Open to Reddit users. Join for free.

Korea Press Foundation/Museum of Tolerance/Center for Media Literacy
Los Angeles, CA
Guided Tour of Museum of Tolerance followed by Discussion
Morning and Afternoon

KPF Delegation of Educators will tour Museum of Tolerance to explore media/propaganda aspects of Museum exhibits and discuss teaching strategies. Contact: tjolls@medialit.com Closed Event

I AM not the MEdia, Inc.
Charlotte, NC
Trapped In The Tube Teen Summit
7pm-9pm EST

The New Zion Missionary Baptist Church Youth Ministry has partnered with I AM not the Media, Inc. to offer the “Trapped In The Tube” Teen Summit to teens throughout the Charlotte community. The summit will be comprised of engaging games and activities, speakers and prize give-a-ways that celebrate media literacy awareness. LOCATION: 217 West Todd Ln, Charlotte, NC 28208

Media Education Lab/Central Connecticut State University
West Hartford, CT
Introduction to Humanities class
9:00 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. EST

Class will discuss British cultural studies approach to studying media. By analyzing media texts, students deconstruct meanings that the media transfer.

Saturday, November 7

Gateway Media Literacy Partners
St. Louis, MO
Academic Symposium
9:30am – 1pm CST

Featuring undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty members from institutions of higher learning in the GMLP bi-state area.

Gateway Media Literacy Partners
St. Louis, MO (PLAZA FRONTENAC)
GMLP and St. Louis International Film Festival
5pm CST

GMLP partners with the 24th Annual WhitakerSt. Louis International Film Festival for documentary premiere of Help Us Find Sunil Tripathi Directed by Neal Broffman, U.S., 2015, 75 min.A fragile and depressed university student disappears from his apartment on a cold winter’s night. Four weeks later his name and photo explode across social media and into the mainstream media as ‘Suspect #2’ in the Boston Marathon bombings. The search for truth derails with tragic consequences as collective fear and suspicion rain down upon a vulnerable family. Exclusive access and never released footage reveal the enduring love of a family in crisis. With director Broffman.

Individual tickets are $12 each or $10 for Cinema St. Louis members and students with current and valid ID, except for the following special events, which are $15 (no discounts or passes).

Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts
Los Angeles, CA
The Artist’s Toolbox
Various times

Students will use video media to create a digital “Artist’s Toolbox.” They will employ the language of video media to create short videos documenting artist’s tools we have been learning and applying during our first school trimester such as collaboration, experimentation, constructive feedback, etc. These tools will then be made available via our school’s Vimeo Channel for the rest of our students and teachers, as well as families, to access. More info: contact eserrano@losfelizarts.org.

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