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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
We're closed Monday May 27
Mon, May 20 1:00PM to 9:00PM
Tue, May 21 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, May 22 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, May 23 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, May 24 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, May 25 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, May 26 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, Jun 19, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
The Duncan Book Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month.

Tue, Jun 25, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us for a discussion of Richard Ford's novel "Canada".

Wed, Jun 26, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
A fresh look at the must-have basic sources and notes about effective research methods will get you started and keep you going.

Sat, Jun 29, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
In celebration of the 80th anniversary of the Alexandria Library Sit In, the first known sit in, Alexandria Library will screen films and host other events related to the film festival.

Mon, Jul 01, 7:15pm - 8:30pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Come see the fully color-restored 1902 silent film by Georges Méliès and Serge Bromberg and stay for the documentary, which describes the rediscovery and rescue of this iconic work.

Wed, Jul 03, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
The Friends of Duncan Library present A Year of Great Neo Noir Films.

Thu, Jul 11, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us each month as we read a new book. All are welcome!

Sat, Jul 13, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Alexandria Oddball Cinema screens "Fire in the Sky." Rated PG-13. 1993 (c) Paramount Pictures.

Wed, Jul 17, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
The Duncan Book Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month.

Wed, Jul 24, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join Oddball Cinema as they screen lesser known films, films that never received a wide release, foreign films, and films that are just downright strange!

Sat, Jul 27, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join Oddball Cinema as they screen lesser known films, films that never received a wide release, foreign films, and films that are just downright strange!

Thu, Aug 01, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us each month as we read a new book. All are welcome!

Wed, Aug 07, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
The Friends of Duncan Library present A Year of Great Neo Noir Films.

Mon, Aug 19, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join Oddball Cinema as they screen lesser known films, films that never received a wide release, foreign films, and films that are just downright strange!

Wed, Aug 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
The Duncan Book Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month.