The Action Coalition for Media Education is excited to be co-sponsoring the International Critical Media Literacy Conference in Savannah for the second year in a row. Following on last year’s success, the event has been expanded to two full days of workshops, panel presentations, and roundtables. We hope you will join us for ICMLC 2019 at the Double Tree Hilton & Garden Inn in beautiful downtown Savannah.
ICMLC 2019 opens on the morning of Friday, February 22, with Sherell McArthur’s keynote address, “Hypervisible Invisibility: Centering Black Girls in Critical Media Literacy,” followed by the first set of presentations, including ACME board member Nolan Higdon’s “Post-Truth Democracy,” and time set aside for lunch downtown and networking time colleagues and friends. The afternoon features two sessions devoted to politics, news, film, and teacher education. In the evening, Mass Media Literacy will host conference participants at The Distillery, a short walk from the conference venue—another great opportunity to connect one on one with colleagues old and new!
Saturday features two morning sessions, including ACME co-presidents Allison Butler on critical media literacy in teacher education and Julie Frechette sharing “Public Opinion Formation in the Digital Age,” as well as ACME vice president and GCMLP coordinator Ben Boyington on the work of the Global Critical Media Literacy Project. During lunch, LaGarrett J. King will present his keynote address, “So Now We are Fake: An Exploration of Fake News throughout Black History.” Two afternoon sessions, including a panel featuring Julie Frechette, and an open forum on critical media literacy, facilitated by CML scholar and teacher educator Jeff Share, close out this year’s conference.
Throughout the weekend, there are times set aside for breaks and for participants to network with other committed educator-activists as well as with vendors and sponsors devoted to education and to media literacy.
Educators, students, and other interested parties can register up through the morning of February 22. Lodging is available at the Double Tree and at the Hilton Garden.
We hope that you will join us for this exciting event focused on truly critical media literacy. Please spread the word across your networks, and lend your support to the partnership organizing this annual event! Let’s work together to continue building a media-literate society devoted to engagement and improvement of our world.