Events

This workshop will bring together scholars pursuing research on social media phenomena within the US and globally. The morning panels (Dekalb 208, 10a.m.-12p.m.) will explore hashtag activism (#yonomequito in Puerto Rico), alternative news production in Turkey, and Filipina migrant workers’ engagement in digital countersurveillance practices.

From 2.30-4.30p.m. (Alumni Room), Idalin Bobé (founder of Techactivist.Org) will facilitate a workshop entitled: “The Media is the Most Powerful Entity: Learned Lessons in Organizing during the Age of Social Media and Bias Algorithms.” This workshop draws from Idalin’s experiences using social media to mobilize while being at the frontlines of the Ferguson #BlackLivesMatter protests, as well as her efforts at equipping minoritized youth with critical social media literacy skills. 

 

At 5.30pm (Alumni Room), Prof. Frances Negrón-Muntaner (Columbia University) will deliver her keynote lecture “The ‘Valor y Cambio’ Project: Practicing Art, Narrative and Just Economies in Puerto Rico,” informed by her current community currency project in Puerto Rico, and her extensive experience as an activist, writer, filmmaker, curator, and educator pushing for alternative forms of sovereignty across world regions. 

 

This event would not be possible without the generous sponsorship of the Global South Center, the SEED Grant, and the Academic Senate Initiatives Fund.

Please note that the Pratt campus and many of its buildings are historic in nature and thus not all spaces on campus are readily accessible and the accessibility of certain buildings and spaces on campus may not be immediately apparent to campus visitors. However, all programs, services and activities will be accessible and Pratt will accommodate any individuals with a disability who wish to avail themselves of any of its programs or activities. 

 

For more information, please see: https://www.pratt.edu/…/access-to-pratt-programs-and…/

Schedule:

9.15-10.00am

Welcome Reception and Breakfast 

DeKalb 308

10.00am-12.00pm 

 

Panel Discussion 

DeKalb 308

2.30-4.30pm

 

Activism Workshop: The Media’s the Most Powerful Entity:

Learned Lessons in Organizing During the Age of Social Media and Bias Algorithms 

Alumni Reading Room

5.30-7.00pm

 

Keynote Lecture: The ‘Valor y Cambio’ Project: Practicing Art, Narrative and Just Economies in Puerto Rico 

Alumni Reading Room