The theme of this conference is:
Promoting Critical Awareness and Social Justice Through Critical Media Literacy
We enthusiastically call for proposals, presentations and workshops that urgently and critically redefine, redirect, and recreate notions of knowledge, truth, and justice through and with critical media pedagogy. Proposals might address topics such as (but not limited to) the following:
●What are specific ways in which the corporate and political elite use the mass media to promulgate their ideologies and practices?
●How does the mass media perpetuate divisions amongst social groups across the globe?
●What role has the mass media played in the elite's continued "war against youth?"
●How can educators, youth, and concerned citizens provide more genuine representations of global citizens through their own media products?
●How has media literacy successfully fostered K-20 students' critical engagement with mass media?
●How have the various technologies employed by corporate conglomerates in the mass media been used to foster critical understanding and solidarity across the globe, rather than been employed to promote conformity and corporatism?
●How can various critical theories enrich our understanding of the mass media in the age of neoliberalism?●What are some ways in which media literacy can be applied to the new demands and concerns of today's digitized culture?