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  • Writer's pictureSrivi Ramasubramanian

National Media Literacy Week Kick-Off Event

Srivi Ramasubramanian

Nov 6, 2017

Media Rise is honored to kick off the National Media Literacy Week (November 6-10) with the screening and discussion of documentary film "Straight/Curve" on body image, diversity, and media portrayals in Texas A&M University campus. Straight/Curve is a documentary film about body image and the unrealistic societal standards of beauty within the fashion and beauty industry.

A big shout-out to our partner, the National Association for Media Literacy Education, for coordinating this initiative. At our College Station event, there was a huge turnout (close to 100) for the film screening and livestream discussion as part of our National Media Literacy Week kick-off at Texas A&M University. We were one of 10 institutions around the nation hosting tonight's discussion on body image, gendered norms, and media literacy.

The U.S. Media Literacy Week (#MediaLitWk) will be held November 6 –10, 2017. The mission of Media Literacy Week is to raise awareness about the need for media literacy education and its essential role in education today. Organizations, schools, educators and Media Literacy Week partners from all over the country will work with NAMLE to participate in events including #MediaLitWk classroom lessons, virtual events, online chats, screenings, PSA’s, panel discussions and more.

Media Literacy Week is designed to bring attention and visibility to media literacy education in the U.S. NAMLE hosts Media Literacy Week to showcase the work of amazing media literacy educators and organizations nationwide and drives conversation that creates positive social change and increased civic engagement.

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