Free Course: Challenging Discrimination in Mainstream Media

Islamophobia, racism, homophobia and other forms of prejudice that encourage discrimination and hate crime are created and disseminated in many ways. A dangerous and persistent method is through images and messages in the media: television, radio, press, Internet, social media and advertising.

‘Challenging Discrimination in Mainstream Media’ is a 3 day course over 3 consecutive weeks (six hours total). This course will provide an accessible and jargonfree theoretical and legal exploration of the negative impact of ‘everyday discriminatory’ images and messages in mainstream media.

The objective is to inform and empower participants through a series of presentations and workshops. Participants will develop media literacy skills and enhance their ability to think critically and imagine new and original ways to challenge ‘everyday discrimination’ (‘subtle’ forms of hate speech). Participants who complete the course will receive a certificate of achievement.

The course is suitable for practitioners and students working in the areas of equality and discrimination generally.The training and workshops will be presented by Karla Pérez Portilla and Monique Campbell.

Content:

  • The Problem: An exploration of negative media representations and how they affect people’s opportunities, safety and wellbeing.
  • Existing Responses: An exploration of ‘official’ complaints channels:how they can be used and how they can be improved.
  • Alternatives: An exploration of alternative ways to challenge the existing media dissemination of hatred and prejudice.

Where? Napiershall St Centre, Glasgow, G20 6EZ
When? 21st + 28th Feb + 7th March 2017: 5-7pm

To apply: Email us a paragraph detailing why you are interested by 26.01.17
Karla Pérez Portilla: kperezp@wsrec.co.uk; 0141 337 6626

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