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“Read between the lines: Social justice, the media and you” teach-in to be held on Nov. 1

Thursday, October 19, 2017

KU Libraries will host “Read between the lines: Social justice, the media and you,” a teach in featuring four KU faculty members whose work explores how issues such as gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality and class intersect and play out in various media and social media platforms. The teach in will be on Wednesday, November 1, at 3:30 p.m. in Watson Library, third floor West.

Dave Tell, associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies, will showcase his work related to the Emmett Till Memory Project. Tell is creating interactive maps and a mobile application to record important sites related to the teenager’s lynching in Mississippi in 1955. Tell will explore how the media is used to shape our communal remembrance of Till’s murder, and how we can use the developing mobile application to participate in this process of remembering. Attendees will be able to use Tell’s application first-hand at the event. 

Meggie Mapes, assistant specialist and director of the basic course in Communication Studies, will present “Am I a troll?: Feminist public pedagogy and new media interventions”; Joseph Erba, assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, will present “Racial/ethnic media stereotypes: Effects and counter representations”; Katie Batza, assistant professor in International & Interdisciplinary Studies and Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, will present “Getting diversity on the map: Marketing sights of commemoration with the National Park Service.”  

This event is free and open to all who are interested. For more information, please contact Karna Younger at


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