Webinar: Building an Active and Engaged Public: Discourse, Media Literacy, and Civic Education

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Video Recording
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October 6, 2020, 03:00 - 04:15 PM ET - RECORDED

As the world watches Americans head into the U.S. Presidential Election season this fall, the need for an active and engaged public representing diverse communities, beliefs, and priorities is evident. At the same time, headlines are filled with threats to equality, freedom, and liberty—the very ideals that led to the founding of the Republic. These include news about voter suppression, police brutality, and dire consequences of human behaviors on our climate. Without the watchful eye and activism of the people of the United States, our Republic is in peril. How do we help to protect our democracy? Our expert panel share why building an engaged public—especially young people—through media literacy and discourse about public issues is so important, and share concrete advice that educators can use every day. This was a moderated conversation followed by Q&A.

Speakers:

Jimmeka Anderson, The Urban Education Collaborative at UNC Charlotte

Mary Ellen Daneels, Illinois Civic Mission Coalition

John Silva, News Literacy Project

Moderated by: Dr. Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement,Tufts University

Learn more about our speakers on our 2020 Virtual Conference website.

Contact Email:

anne@naaee.org

Contact Name:

Anne Umali