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1556 N. Arizola Rd.
Casa Grande, 85122 United States

March 2017

Racial Literacy and Social Media Community Conversation – Casa Grande

March 30, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Vista Grande Library, 1556 N. Arizola Rd.
Casa Grande, 85122 United States
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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…

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September 2017

FRANK Talks: Information Warfare as the New Battlespace – Casa Grande

September 11, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Vista Grande Library, 1556 N. Arizola Rd.
Casa Grande, 85122 United States
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Weaponized Narrative: Information Warfare as the New Battlespace Dr. Braden Allenby, Arizona State University, President’s Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Sustainable Engineering, and Lincoln Professor of Engineering and Ethics Weaponized narrative is the latest term for information warfare, focusing specifically on the role of new media in shaping opinion. Weaponized narratives attack the shared beliefs and values of a person or society, and undercut culture and resiliency.  Instead of using actual bombs and bullets, adversaries use tactics such as deceptive information…

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December 2018

FRANK Talks – The spread of fake news: Is there a vaccine for that?

December 7, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Vista Grande Library, 1556 N. Arizola Rd.
Casa Grande, 85122 United States
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Gail Rhodes, Arizona State University, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication Like a virus, fake news catches on erratically, intensely, and swiftly, and can leave the American public feeling dazed and confused. How can media producers and consumers cure the spread of this false-information outbreak? What steps are technology and media companies taking? How can we protect ourselves and maintain a healthy dose of democratic discourse and debate? Learn about the standard practices of journalism, and how to…

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