SXSW EDU 2018
Making Media, Making Identity
Pick your stereotype: dangerous inner cities, immigrant criminals, coastal elites, radical terrorists. How can educators best help students build confidence and resilience in the face of media misrepresentation? This session makes the case that through creating media, young people can build their identities around what they make and who they are — not what they see. Panelists will share varied perspectives on the power of reflective engagement with self to resist misrepresentation.
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- Understand the argument for media production as a form of youth empowerment and identity-making.
- Learn about evidence-based approaches for engaging youth in media production.
- Learn about powerful examples of youth media production in varied contexts (in- and out-of-school, CTE, international).
- Chelsea Waite, Program Director, Global Learning, Digital Promise Global
- Douglas Herman, Founder and Executive Director, Rough Cut Productions
- Chance Dickerson, Director, Albemarle Alternative Arts House (A3House) at Albemarle High School
- Erin Reilly, Independent Consultant, reillyWorks, LLC
Josh Weisgrau, Program Dir, Maker Learning, Digital Promise Global