Media, Activism, and Social Change

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Grades 9–12

Class Description

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This workshop, designed to support the NYCDOE’s Civics for All initiative, will focus on the role media has played as participant and observer in social movements from the civil rights movement and women’s liberation, to #metoo, Black Lives Matter, immigration policy, and LBGTQ rights. Students will view and discuss a variety of media, mainstream and student made, to learn about different methods of protest and civic action that have effected change in our culture from 1960 to the present. 

All classes are interactive, with guided discussion designed to encourage active observation and critical thinking.