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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
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

Professor, Media Education Lab, University of Rhode Island
...loves all things media literacy

Susan Jane

Diversity Educator, SXJ/ Media Education Lab
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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
Media Lab - Multi-purpose Room, 6th Floor, Building E14 75 Amherst St, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA
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