Jeff Share to Chair UNESCO Session on Critical Media Literacy and Environmental Justice
Trilingual symposium on “Dialogue & Emancipation” to convene online and in-person from Valparaíso, Chile, Oct. 25-28.
Jeff Share, lecturer in the UCLA Teacher Education Program, will chair a session on “Critical Media Literacy & Environmental Justice” during the International Symposium on Democracy, Global Citizenship and Transformative Education, presented by the UNESCO Chair of Democracy, Global Citizenship and Transformative Education. The symposium aims to provide a platform for dialogue while examining contemporary issues at the intersection of debates in democracy, global citizenship, and transformative education.
Share will lead his online discussion on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 10:45 a.m., UTC (6:45 a.m., PST) with and Theresa Redmond, a professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Appalachian State University, and Antonio López, chair and associate professor of Communications and Media Studies at John Cabot University in Rome.
“This annual online conference has been a powerful space for engaging with critical scholars from across the globe on key issues threatening humanity,” Share says. “In my session, Antonio, Theresa, and I will discuss the ecological footprint and mindprint through the lens of ecomedia literacy, an approach that combines critical media literacy with environmental justice.”
Share’s session will explore the relationship between media and the environment, and a discussion regarding the vital need for ecomedia literacy to be embedded into the frameworks of media literacy education, and defining the problem to exploring opportunities for greening media education in terms of pedagogy and teaching.
The International Symposium on Democracy, Global Citizenship and Transformative Education will be presented via Zoom, Facebook Live, and in-person in Valparaíso, Chile, welcoming attendees to 40 live sessions, including plenaries, panels, and roundtable discussions in English, French and Spanish. The times for all sessions are aligned according to the time zone in Chile. Access to all sessions is free, with no registration costs.
To attend the International Symposium on Democracy, Global Citizenship and Transformative Education and for more information, visit the event website.
Visit this link for more information and downloadable flyers (in English and Spanish) of Share's session on “Critical Media Literacy & Environmental Justice.”