Community Media at Haverford College: A Conversation

Friday, February 10, 2017
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (ET)
STO STO 104 Ctr for Peace and Global Citizenship Cafe
Event Type
Reception/Community Gathering
Allison Carpenter

Community Media at Haverford College: A Conversation
Thursday February 9, 2017, 4:30-6:00
Please join us for an open discussion about community media. In community media, some or all of the content in a film, video, or multimedia project is generated by the people represented, with the goals of democratizing media, strengthening civil society, and creating opportunities for self-representation. In recent years, faculty, staff, and students at Haverford have experimented with film and media projects that have engaged local, regional, and national communities in the shared creation of films, websites, and artworks.  We will share insights from these projects, and together we’ll imagine possible goals and directions for future programming, including curricular and co-curricular work. We’ll consider questions relevant to the ongoing discussion of engagement, ethics, and academic inquiry at Haverford.  What role can scholarly work play in community media processes? What are the goals of community media projects and how might they relate to academic goals? How might such projects influence the way the college relates to surrounding communities? What resources and grants currently exist through the Centers to promote and fund such work?
Discussion co-facilitators:  jesikah maria ross, Community Media Artist and 2014 TriCo Mellon Creative Resident, and Vicky Funari, Visual Media Scholar, HCAH and Independent College Programs
The discussion will include insights from:
Joshua Moses, Anthropology, and Caleb Eckert ’17, on the Strawberry Mansion Intergenerational Gardening Oral History Project, a collaboration with the East Park Revitalization Alliance
Kristin Lindgren, Critical Disability Studies and Writing Center Director, on a collaboration with the Center for Creative Works
Theresa TensuanAssociate Dean of the College, Dean of Diversity, Access, and Community Engagement, and Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, on collaborations with artist Pato Hebert
jesikah maria ross, 2014 TriCo Mellon Creative Resident, on Troubled Waters, an interdisciplinary collaboration with the Delaware Riverkeeper Network

This event is part of:
Academics, Ethics, and Community Engagement: A Conversation Series
Our Quaker heritage is expressed in the Haverford motto: "Not more learned, but imbued with better learning." The college encourages engagement with fundamental issues of inequality and social justice. Many students, staff, and faculty work to put learning into action for greater ethical purposes. Considering action and impact simultaneously with the classic liberal learning goals of inquiry and understanding presents several questions worthy of sustained attention. Throughout the 2017 spring term, the academic centers will cooperate with the Office of the Provost to host a conversation series at the intersection of critical inquiry and consequential action. The entire college community is encouraged to attend.

This event is presented by the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship (CPGC), the Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities (HCAH), and the Office of the Provost.

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