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).