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Media Literacy in the Age of Ferguson

Media Literacy in the Age of Ferguson

"Don't Be A Sheep" presentation at the NCSS (National Council for the Social Studies) Conference. Presented on November 18th, 2017 in San Francisco, CA.

Classroom materials available here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/14wvLBbPvM4yzvX5mD2q1HADXKut4xo-az2-0t5dPk5o/edit?usp=sharing

Spiro Bolos

June 03, 2022

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    Age of #Ferguson SOCIOLOGY IN ACTION
  2. 2014 July 17: Eric Garner is killed (NYC). August 9:

    Michael Brown is killed. August 16: State of Emergency (Ferguson) November 24: Michael Brown decision December 3: Eric Garner verdict
  3. “You took my son away from me. You know hard

    it was for me to get him to stay in school to graduate? You know how many black men graduate? Not many!”
  4. “I contend that the cry of ‘black power’ is, at

    bottom, a reaction to the reluctance of white power to make the kind of changes necessary to make justice a reality for the Negro. I think that we’ve got to see that a riot is the language of the unheard.”
  5. Laurie Skrivan, STL Post-Dispatch “I wanted to come out and

    help bring this community back together. And with me being older, I wanted to set an example and inspire leadership to the youth…” – Anthony Clark
  6. Each media message has different characteristics and strengths and a

    unique language of construction. Principle #3