Monday, April 14, 2008

Media Madness Training July 8-11

Media Madness: The Impact of Sex, Violence and Commercial Culture on Adults, Children and Society

A Summer Institute/Training for Educators, Students, Human Service Professionals, Activists and Parents

July 8-11, 2008, Wheelock College, Boston.

For the 14th consecutive year, Wheelock College is offering a very popular summer institute on the role that the media (television, magazines, advertising, pornography, video games and music videos) plays in shaping our gender identity, our intimate relationships, our children's lives, and ultimately our culture.

The institute is taught by Dr Gail Dines, author of Pornography: The Production and Consumption of Inequality, and Dr. Diane Levin, author of the forthcoming So Sexy So Soon.

Participants will learn:

How media violence affects behavior and contributes to violence in society

How media images perpetuate and legitimize sexism, racism, consumerism and economic inequality

How political and economic forces shape the media

How media affects children's ideas about sexual behavior and relationships with others

How to critically deconstruct media images and develop media literacy skills

How to become active in advocacy, community building and grass roots organizing

To register:

For fee-paying applicants only, please go to: http://www.wheelock.edu/professional/prof_institutes_desc.asp

If you need to apply for a scholarship to cover cost of the institute/training, don't click on the link above. Instead, please write a one-paragraph application that includes the following:

History of your involvement with these issues, if any

Reasons you want to attend the institute/training

What you hope to do in the future with the information

Please email your application to http://email.secureserver.net/webmail.php?login=1#Compose by May 15. We will contact you with an answer by May 20th.

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posted by Marcella Chester @ 9:26 AM   1 comments links to this post

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At April 14, 2008 2:08 PM, Blogger JENNIFER DREW said...

So glad Marcella you are publicising this very important event. I highly recommend it since a good friend and colleague of mine attended last year. Speakers are excellent and they give practical advice not just theory. So badly needed in our pornified and normalised world wherein male sexual violence against women is the norm.

 

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