Critical Media Literacy Conference

Theme: Decolonizing Media Education

Date: October 17 (9am-6pm PST) & 18 (9am-4pm PST) 2020

Social: October 17 TBD

Keynote: Coming Soon

Decision Date: September 1, 2020

Cost per entry: Free

The Critical Media Literacy Conference of The Americas is committed to democratic ideals and social justice values. We engage with media as a dialectical space for critique and celebration. Media are complex tools whose effects do not always match intentions. Media can promote democratic participation, support social justice, and bring considerable joy, but they can hinder democracy, stoke violence, and manipulate individuals and society. Our goal for this conference is to facilitate critical discourse about our mediated society with the intent to deepen our understandings and support each other’s work in transforming society to be more socially just and environmentally sustainable.

Steering Committee:

Artero Garcia (Stanford University)

Noah Golden (California State University, Long Beach)

Rhonda Hammer (University of California, Los Angeles)

Nolan Higdon (California State University, East Bay)

Amina Humphrey (California State University, Dominguez Hills)

Douglas Kellner (University of California, Los Angeles)

Clifford Lee (Mills College)

Elena Marquez (Chapman University)

Reina Robinson (Center for Urban Excellence)

Jorge Rodriguez (Chapman University)

Jeff Share (University of California, Los Angeles)

Alison Trope ( University of Southern California)