Communicating Activism in a “Post-Truth” Era
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2018 – 12pm
25 Park Place, rm 830
Atlanta, GA 30303
Want to know how advocacy and activism is persisting in the age of misinformation and political polarization? Join The Center for Global Information Studies and The GSU Debate Society for this exciting event!
This panel discussion, chaired by Dr. Todd Wolfson – Associate Professor of Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers University and expert on media activism, will examine how advocacy and activism persist in this age of misinformation and political polarization. He will be joined by Atlanta-based activists Genesis Be, an independent artist and social justice activist; Bill Taft, Co-founder of Common Good Atlanta – a college in prison program; Tariq Baiyina, a community leader in Southwest Atlanta who studied with Common Good Atlanta while serving a 15 year prison sentence; and Aisha Yaqoob – Policy Director at Asian Americans Advancing Justice, a social justice organization committed to advancing upholding civil rights, working for immigration reform, and clearing the way for access to healthcare and education for underrepresented populations. Together they will discuss the challenges activists face in this post-truth era, ways in which they garner support from the media and the public, and ways that interested members of our community can get involved.
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