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FRANK Talks: Racial Literacy and Social Media – Florence

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FRANK Talks: Racial Literacy and Social Media – Florence

January 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

| Free
Is This Racist? Racial Literacy and Social Media

Dr. Kathy Nakagawa, Arizona State University, School of Social Transformation

Many parents and educators avoid conversations about race and racism with their children and students, yet young people are regularly exposed to images, stories, videos and statements that reflect racial societal attitudes. This exposure often comes through social media, such as YouTube videos, tweets, Facebook posts, Instagram, Snapchat, and blogs. Despite this exposure, many young people are unprepared to discuss race and racism in productive ways. Parents and educators are unsure how to guide these discussions. So how do we develop a “racial literacy” to have these conversations? Like learning to read and write, racial literacy equips us to talk about race and can help us understand the historical and systemic contexts of race and racism in America. Join us for a FRANK Talk about race, racism, racial literacy and social media in today’s world.

Details

Date:
January 25, 2018
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Florence Library and Community Center
778 N. Main St.
Florence, 85132
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Phone:
520-868-7040
Website:
http://www.florenceaz.gov/library