This three-day intensive will produce and activate a set of documents made by our instructors and participants, found online, or workshop-made—documentaries, texts, images, and material objects—that will build a collaborative project of place-based feminist media literacy about race and racism in Trump’s America. The workshop will conclude with a show at Unions Docs of our anti-racist, feminist documents.
In a recent op ed about fake news, Juhasz has written: “a self-aware attention to the current conditions of the internet must become our most important self-evident truth moving forward. A very serious project of digital media literacy is critical for our democracy, and is a crucial place where scholars, artists and our students, regardless of our fields, can make pivotal contributions. As citizens, we need to understand how the internet works—technologically, financially, legally, socially. Educators and artists need to teach and learn how to better read digital media, to understand who makes it, owns it, and circulates it. We need to ask how and why it is structured and visualized as it is, and what truths and mistruths it states. We need to learn how and where to demand real and better news. We need to produce context for the rudderless fragments of information that circulate online, as well as the forums where we can share our findings, activities, and practices.”
The workshop will collaboratively produce one such context and forum for a feminist digital media literacy about race: a culminating event, and a set of linked documents, to be held and shared at UnionDocs.