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Learn to Discern:

Media Literacy Skills Building Workshop

2019-01-12 12:00:00 2019-01-12 16:00:00 America/New_York Learn to Discern: Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library

Saturday, January 12
12:00pm - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2019-01-12 12:00:00 2019-01-12 16:00:00 America/New_York Learn to Discern: Come join Barrett Branch Library and IREX to learn how to detect and build resilience against misleading information, emotional manipulation, and "fake news." Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library

Come join Barrett Branch Library and IREX to learn how to detect and build resilience against misleading information, emotional manipulation, and "fake news."

Misinformation and disinformation have emerged in recent years as one of our most urgent and challenging problems. In the United States, these issues are increasingly complex, amplified by a broadly accessible and rapidly evolving digital media landscape, political polarization, and a loss of trust across institutions such as the government, science, and the news media. 

Learn to Discern is an interactive training and skills building approach to media literacy education that addresses emotional responses to news and information and teaches the latest critical information consumption and disinformation detection skills. 

Registration is limited to 15 participants. Register here

A nonprofit organization committed to global development and education, IREX has focused on people and communities since 1968. With an annual portfolio of $90 million and 400 staff worldwide, IREX works with partners in more than 100 countries in four areas essential to progress: empowering youth, cultivating leaders, strengthening institutions, and extending access to quality education and information. We work with partners around the world to increase people's ability to engage with vibrant information, strengthen independent media, and broaden access to quality education.

IREX first implemented its Learn to Discern approach to counter highly sophisticated disinformation campaigns in Ukraine. We are now piloting the curriculum in the United States with local communities and journalists.

Contact Megan at mzimmerman@alexlibraryva.org for more information.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Special Event |

TAGS: | Workshop | Skill building | How-To | Fake news |

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library

jcahill@alexlibraryva.org
Phone: 703.746.1703
Fax: 703.746.1708

Hours
Mon, Jan 21 Closed
(Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
Tue, Jan 22 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jan 23 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Jan 24 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Jan 25 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jan 26 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jan 27 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the library

Parking: No library parking lot.  Street parking is available.  A paid parking lot is available on the 100 block of North Alfred Street. 

Public Transit:

  • Metrorail: Yellow and Blue lines at Braddock Road (1 mile) and King Street Stations (1.1 miles). 
  • Metrobus: 10A, 10B, 10E, 11Y
  • DASH Bus: AT2/AT5/AT8
  • King Street Trolley:  King & Columbus

Upcoming events

Wed, Jan 23, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Explore the digital resources available for free from the Alexandria Library.

Second Floor
Fri, Jan 25, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Would you like to practice speaking English? Join our new ESL class every Friday from 4:30-5:30 pm. Participants should have at least an intermediate understanding of English.

Second Floor
Fri, Feb 01, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Would you like to practice speaking English? Join our new ESL class every Friday from 4:30-5:30 pm. Participants should have at least an intermediate understanding of English.

Second Floor
Tue, Feb 05, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to get your finances in shape ... we're here to help! 

Second Floor
Thu, Feb 07, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Join Barrett's knitting and crochet group!

Second Floor
Fri, Feb 08, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Would you like to practice speaking English? Join our new ESL class every Friday from 4:30-5:30 pm. Participants should have at least an intermediate understanding of English.

First Floor
Mon, Feb 11, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join Barrett Branch Library's monthly book club to read "Bunk : the Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News" by Kevin Young.

Second Floor
Fri, Feb 15, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Would you like to practice speaking English? Join our new ESL class every Friday from 4:30-5:30 pm. Participants should have at least an intermediate understanding of English.

Second Floor
Sat, Feb 16, 2:30pm - 4:45pm
A dramatization of the Loving family's relationship and the 1967 Supreme Court case, which overturned the Jim Crow law banning interracial marriage. PG-13.

Second Floor
Tue, Feb 19, 7:00pm - 8:40pm
This documentary, based on the unfinished work of James Baldwin, reflects on the death of three historic African-American men and the current civil rights, Black Lives Matter movement. PG-13.

Second Floor
Fri, Feb 22, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Would you like to practice speaking English? Join our new ESL class every Friday from 4:30-5:30 pm. Participants should have at least an intermediate understanding of English.