The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Jack J. Valenti School of Communications presents its second annual Global Communication Summit. This year’s theme is “Media for Social Justice: Journalism, Activism and Technology.” The summit will bring together journalists, activists, scholars, and students from Latin America and the United States to explore the media-social movement relationship and ways journalists and activists can collaborate to take a stand and denounce injustice.
The conference will examine:
• The growing trend of journalism activism and journalists as activists
• Question who benefits from upholding the division between the two
• Address who might benefit from innovative approaches to protest coverage that respond to ethical imperatives first, not only informing citizens but encouraging their political and social participation.
A documentary screening of 500 Years, about the resistance of indigenous peoples in Guatemala, will immediately follow the conference. The screening, along with a Q&A with film protagonist and keynote speaker Irma Alicia Velásquez Nimatuj, will take place from 6-9 in the Student Center Theater.
To register for the summit, please visit: https://bit.ly/2GcTN1m