ATTENTION: LOCATION CHANGE! WILL NOW BE HELD IN OECHSLE HALL, RM 224
Keynote for Black Heritage Month and Social Justice Events Series.
Malcolm X asserted that the “media is the most powerful entity on earth…. because they control the minds of the masses.” But now more than ever communities are finding creative ways to resist harmful and stereotypical media messages and produce their own. In this talk, media activist and educator, Nuala Cabral, will discuss efforts spearheaded by artists, organizers and educators to change the current media landscape and highlight some of the challenges, opportunities and lessons learned.
Nuala Cabral is an educator, activist and award-winning filmmaker, who has taught media production, media advocacy and media literacy in high schools, colleges and community centers. Nuala's commitment to social justice informs her teaching, activism and creative practice. While earning a Master’s degree in Media Studies and Production from Temple University, Nuala co-founded a media literacy/activist project with women of color called FAAN (Fostering Activism & Alternatives Now!). In addition to her media interests, Nuala is a founding member of Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100). Currently, Nuala manages communications and youth media at the University Community Collaborative at Temple University where she oversees their award-winning youth news program, POPPYN (Presenting Our Perspective: Philly Youth News.)
Lafayette is celebrating Black Heritage Month with guest speakers, poetry, and community discussions throughout the month of February. This year’s theme “Black Agency, Black Expression” focuses on forms of media relating to how black people create and shape their lives and the lives of others in their communities.