Black Out Fake News

    March 30, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    YWCA of Southern Arizona
    525 N Bonita Ave
    Tucson, AZ 85745
    Samantha Kirby
    “Nowadays, people need to do more than see it to believe it. With biased news sources and misquoted media, every person needs to know how to practice media literacy. In this workshop, we’ll look at how to research claims, examine fake news, and build strategies for media awareness. Over the course of an hour, we will practice checking authors, support, and sources. These are tangible skills that you will be able to use while engaging with any media.Samantha Kirby is a Graduate Assistant Teacher at the University of Arizona. After receiving a graduate degree in education, and spending two years teaching English in a local high school, she returned to school to focus on applied linguistics. She firmly believes that language and media influence people, and that people have a right to understand how to analyze the language and rhetoric that surrounds them.”

    This Speaker Series is a partnership between PNTC and the YWCA. (PN Tucson is Pantsuit Nation Tucson).

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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, (since Jan. 2013).


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