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Inequities of Digital Media Production
October 20, 2015 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The CCDE invites you to our first 2015-16 Equity Connections event, titled “Inequities of Digital Media Production.”This semi-structured conversation will be co-hosted by Negin Dahya (iSchool), Lauren Berliner (Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences), Michelle Habell-Pallan (GWSS) and Nancy Chang (Reel Grrrls).October 20th, 2015; 3:30 to 5:30CMU 126
Media production has been a form of resistance to inequitable power structures for young people and underrepresented communities throughout the 20th century. With the onset and proliferation of digital technology, media production has emerged as a potential form of creative self-expression, resistance, and political engagement more so than ever before. At the same time, participation in and with digital media, particularly in the form of production, is not a given. Technical training, critical media literacy, human and material resources are needed to create truly equitable opportunities for young people to engage with contemporary participatory culture. In addition, deeply rooted social, political and economic structures related to race, class, gender, sexuality and ability circulate within digital media production programming and practices. These programs are often hosted by local schools, community centers, libraries, and non-profit organizations. How do we identify inequity within digital media production programming and practices? Where are inequitable structures (related to patriarchy, capitalism, heteronormativity, postcoloniality, etc.) reproduced in digital media production? What are the strengths of digital media production programs to interrupt inequitable power structures, and how can those strengths be better documented and scaled?We will provide light refreshments. Please RSVP here[http:///].Thank you.