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FRANK Talks: Racial Literacy and Social Media – Phoenix

September 23, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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.


September 23, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Saguaro Library
2808 N. 46th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85008 United States
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