Western's Ray Wolpow Institute to co-host workshop for students and faculty

Free Workshop WHY MEDIA MATTERS: Media Literacy through the Lens of the Rwandan Genocide

Open to Teachers/Educators and Pre-Service Teachers / Students currently enrolled in Woodring College of Education at WWU

Thursday, Oct. 5, at 4 p.m.

REGISTER AT: z.umn.edu/mediaworkshop

Join j. Siguru Wahutu (Media Studies, NYU) for a 90-minute workshop highlighting the importance of proper sources for teaching about genocide in the classroom and how to find them. Participants will have an opportunity to learn from Wahutu through a case study of the Rwandan genocide. Participants will also get hands on experience with classroom activities geared towards high school students.

j. Siguru Wahutu is an expert in the sociology of media, with an emphasis on genocide, mass violence, and ethnicity in sub-Saharan Africa. He has written about global media patterns in covering genocide in Africa, ethnicity, land, and politics in Kenya, and on the Kenyan media's experimentation with social media platforms. Wahutu's research has appeared in African Journalism Studies, African Affairs, Global Media and Communication, Media and Communication, Media, Culture, and Society, and Sociological Forum. He is an Assistant Professor in New York University's Department of Media, Culture, and Communication and a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center of Internet and Society at Harvard University.

This workshop is presented by the Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota, the Nancy & David Wolf Center Holocaust & Humanity Center in Cincinnati, and the Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of Holocaust, Genocide & Crimes Against Humanity at Western Washington University.

To request disability-related accommodations, please contact us at chgs@umn.edu no later than two weeks prior to the event.

Teachers can receive clock hours for the workshop. Please let us know in advance.