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FRANK Talks: Racial Literacy and Social Media – Phoenix

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FRANK Talks: Racial Literacy and Social Media – Phoenix

September 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 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 and Tumblr blogs. Despite that exposure, many young people are unprepared to discuss race and racism in productive ways, and many 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 understand historical and systemic contexts of race and racism, and it helps navigate the parallel dialogue occurring in media. Join us for a FRANK Talk about racism, racial literacy and social media.

Details

Date:
September 28
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

South Mountain Community Library
7050 S 24th St
Phoenix, AZ 85042 United States
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Phone:
(602) 262-4636