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College of Education hosts 6th annual International Critical Media Literacy Conference

SAVANNAH, Ga. (Feb. 14, 2018) – Georgia Southern’s College of Education will host the 6th annual International Critical Media Literacy Conference on Feb. 23-24 at the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah, Georgia.

This multidisciplinary conference is designed to aid educational leaders, teachers, advocates and others interested in understanding mass media and its impact on the events that shape the daily lives of society. Through the promotion of critical media literacy, this conference is set to further unearth social inequalities influenced by mass media and to foster participatory democracy in the 21st century.

Keynote speaker, Warren Crichlow, Ph.D., invites attendees to discover what he calls “acoustic activism.” Crichlow argues that sound can be a powerful site for expanding educational imaginations and creative cultural practices for social change. In his presentation, “Acoustic Activism as Critical Education: Willful Subjects, Cultural Practice, Social Change,” he will examine the boundary-pushing musical itinerary of multi-talented African-American composer, Julius Eastman.

This year, the International Critical Media Literacy Conference has partnered with the Action Coalition for Media Education, an independently funded network that teaches effective methods for engaging, challenging and creating media for individuals and communities in an effort to empower them.

To register for the conference, visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu/conted/criticalmedia.

For additional information about this conference from the Georgia Southern Division of Continuing Education, contact Deedee Southerlin, Ed.D., at 912-478-5555 or medialit@georgiasouthern.edu.

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research institution founded in 1906, offers 142 degree programs serving more than 27,000 students through nine colleges on three campuses in Savannah, Statesboro, Hinesville and online instruction. A leader in higher education in southeast Georgia, the University provides a diverse student population with expert faculty, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities. Georgia Southern creates lifelong learners who serve as responsible scholars, leaders and stewards in their communities. Visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu.

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