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Myths, Democracy, & Tools for Media Literacy Education Forum

Myths, Democracy, & Tools for Media Literacy Education Forum

Saturday, June 2, 2012 - 2:00pm to 9:00pm


10:00am - Coffee and Mingle
10:30am - Keynote: "Why does democracy require media education?"
11:45am - Attendee Introductions: Mike Kalas Co-founder, Multikulti
12:00pm - A buffet lunch will be available for $5
12:30pm - Workshop I: "The nuts and bolts of media literacy education"
2:00pm - Workshop II: "The compromised education coverage of
WBEZ &WTTW and elite control of knowledge"
3-5:00pm - (time approx.) optional networking, videos on media literacy

Free and open to the public.
Donations suggested but not required.
Take the blue line to Milwaukee and Division or take the Ashland #9 or Milwaukee #56 bus.

This forum is aimed at teachers, parents and all who recognize the importance of media education in maintaining a viable, democratic future.

Keynote Speaker: Gordon Quinn, founder of Kartemquin Films (exec. prod. Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters, dir. A Good Man - American Masters/PBS), will discuss how important student and consumer education about media is to the maintenance of democracy.

Workshop I: Steve Macek, communications professor at North Central College, and Jeanette Foreman of the Prometheus Radio Project, will discuss how to access, create, analyze, and evaluate media and media literacy curriculum.

Workshop II: Scott Sanders, cofounder of a number of media activist organizations, will discuss the pro-1% tilt of Chicago publici tv and public radio coverage of public education issues. This workshop seeks to identify common problems facing media justice activists and true education reform activists, and common solutions to the democratic deficits resulting from elite control of knowledge.

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For downloadable flyer:

This event is sponsored by The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC).


1000 North Milwaukee Avenue Wicker Park / Bucktown
60642 Chicago , IL