CML's Beth Thornton attended the California state senate hearings in support of two media literacy education bills. Both SB135 (Senator Dodd) and SB203 (Senator Jackson) advanced. We will continue to provide updates, and you can follow the status of the bills by using the Quick Search bar here. CML's statement is attached.
California Media Literacy Bills: Senate Hearings on April 19, Sacramento
GAPMIL and NAMLE Meetings: June 26-28, Chicago
California Media Literacy Bills - TESTIFY PLEASE!
There are two hearings on April 19 coming up in Sacramento at 9 AM on two separate California bills advocating for media literacy in California. It's important that we have a good showing to represent media literacy.
CA SB 135: Hearing April 19 @ 9 AM Senate Education Committee
CA SB 203: Hearing April 19 @ 9 AM Senate Education Committee
The GAPMIL meeting is open to all and attendance is free.
Elizabeth “Liz” Thoman, CHM, founded the Center for Media Literacy in 1989. Her inspiration and vision continue to influence the Center’s work – and the work of media literacy advocates everywhere -- each and every day. A new web page is dedicated to honoring Liz and her contributions to media literacy education, featuring her writings, videos of her and recognizing her, and a host of materials generated in her memory, at the time of her death in December, 2016. We are forever grateful to Liz. Visit the page.
“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others” – Jonathan Swift
Please join us to honor the work of Sister Elizabeth (Liz) Thoman, CHM, and to recognize the inspiration she provided for the media literacy field:
Sunday February 12, 2017
St. Augustine Parish Hall
3850 Jasmine Avenue
Culver City, CA 90230
Featured speakers include media literacy leaders: Renee Hobbs, Tessa Jolls, Erin Reilly, Rose Pacatte, Henry Jenkins, Bobbie Eisenstock, Jeff Share, Frank Dawson, Mike Robb Greico and Michael Danielson
Co-hosts: Tessa Jolls, Center for Media Literacy, medialit.com, Sr. Rose Pacatte, Pauline Center for Media Studies, bemediamindful.org, Michael Danielson, Seattle Prep
Elizabeth Thoman (June 18, 1943 - December 22, 2016)
Elizabeth Thoman was a media literacy pioneer and visionary. She founded the Center for Media Literacy in 1989. A memorial will take place February 12th (2pm) at St. Augustine Parish Hall in Culver City, CA. For more information, please see attached.
Celebration of Life Memorial for Elizabeth Thoman (June 18, 1943 - December 22, 2016) will be held Sunday, February 12th at St. Augustine Parish Hall in Culver City, CA. Liz Thoman, a pioneer and visionary, founded the Center for Media Literacy in 1989. This page will be updated with further details as they unfold. Read obituary.
"Radicalization in Cyberspace: Enlisting Media and Information Literacy in the Battle for Hearts and Minds," by Tessa Jolls and Carolyn Wilson, is an article just published on p. 167 in the MILID Yearbook, a collaboration between UNESCO, UNITWIN Cooperation Programme on MIL and Intercultural Dialogue, UNAOC and GAPMIL. The 2016 theme of the Yearbook, edited by Jagtar Singh, Paulette Kerr and Esther Hamburger, is "Media and Information Literacy: Reinforcing Human Rights, Countering Radicalization and Extremism." http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0024/002463/246371e.pdf
Dedicated to the memory of Elizabeth Thoman, media literacy pioneer and CML founder. Media Literacy Now (MLN) and the Center for Media Literacy (CML) present “What is Media Literacy?,” a collaborative project produced with creative input from Transformative Culture Project that simplifies the task of explaining media literacy to policymakers and others who have the power to transform the education system. This video promotes media literacy and digital citizenship as a solution for educators in a social media wilderness buffeted by fake news.