TEACH RADICAL SERIES: ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION IN PRACTICE
Part 5: Using Media to Teach for Change - Aug. 20 - RLS-NYC
We live in a media-saturated society, and media is not neutral. Rather, it is embedded in structures of domination. Still, human beings are not passive vessels. We have always brought our own agency to the process of decoding the messages of the mass media. Digital technology has reduced the cost of producing and distributing audio-visual materials. A global audience is potentially available to anyone with a camera and an internet connection. More than ever, we can speak back to the parade of electronic images on the screens that surround us.
Still, the structures of domination remain. Media may no longer be limited to the few speaking to the many, but despite the utopian promises of technological determinists, there is nothing inherently liberatory about these tools. Join us for a discussion with Global Action Project and Sandy Storyline on how we can use media to strengthen community, amplify unheard stories, and work to create a more just world.
Global Action Project’s mission is to work with young people most affected by injustice to build the knowledge, tools, and relationships needed to create media for community power, cultural expression, and political change. Founded in 1991, Global Action Project has provided media-arts and leadership education for thousands of youth living in underserved communities in New York City and across the country.
Sandy Storyline is a participatory documentary that collects and shares stories about the impact of Hurricane Sandy, building a community-generated narrative of the storm and its aftermath. Sandy Storyline offers educational programs for both youth and adults, organizing media trainings and workshops in affected neighborhoods to amplify the voices so often ignored by mainstream media.
Tuesday, August 20 | 6 – 8pm | Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung-NYC
275 Madison Ave., Suite 2114, NYC 10016
(entrance on 40th Street)
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Join us for a reception immediately following the event, which will conclude the Teach Radical series. Light refreshments will be served.
Please RSVP here.
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