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Thursday, August 2 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
VoiceUp: Civic Media Connects Marginalized Youth to Their Communities through Development of Agency

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For marginalized groups that traditionally have been silenced, the opportunity to connect their personal interests with their home, school, and community provides a path to voice their career aspirations and enhance civic engagement. In this symposium, we will share four examples of how youth media activists apply the Connected Learning framework to explore participatory, playful, and creative development of agency. Mindy Faber and Virginia Lund will introduce Spy Hop, a youth development program in Salt Lake City, UT and Free Spirit Media in Chicago, IL. Susan X Jane will describe her work with juveniles in Boston. Yonty Friesem will share a youth media initiative to connect students from Rhode Island School for the deaf with other youth. All four case studies will showcase videos produced by young people. This interactive session will include backchanneling using #VoiceUp as participants provide feedback and contribute their comments on VideoAnt.

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Mindy Faber

Director, Convergence Design Lab, Columbia College Chicago
Mindy Faber is the Program Director of Convergence Design Lab, an applied research center and design studio at Columbia College Chicago’s School of Media Arts that partners with organizations to prepare youth to become future-ready, media fluent and active participants in public... Read More →
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Renee Hobbs

Director, Media Education Lab, University of Rhode Island
Renee Hobbs is one of the nation's leading authorities in digital and media literacy education. As professor and director of the Media Education Lab, she has helped bring the pedagogy of digital and media literacy to educators in more than 25 states and over a dozen countries. Author... Read More →
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Susan Jane

Diversity Educator, SXJ/ Media Education Lab
Susan Jane is a diversity and media literacy educator interested in the intersection of race and media. Nonprofit program manager, professor, and blogger, her work has brought her to communities and classrooms looking for ways to empower youth and teachers to address race and cu... Read More →
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Virginia Killian Lund

PhD Candidate, University of Illinois at Chicago
I'm interested in young people's composing processes with media, and with the communities and practices that support their work.

Thursday August 2, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Media Lab - Multi-purpose Room, 6th Floor, Building E14 75 Amherst St, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA