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
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.