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Fake News, Real Teens: Possibilities

Fake News, Real Teens: Possibilities

[All ages]  For this community forum we will take a closer look at how fake news impacts young people, trends in youth access and interaction with news media, and what possibilities can be used or created to help teens better use and influence local media.  Through focused breakout sessions and panel discussions led by young people and activists currently working in journalism, we will explore current examples of teens interacting with new media in new and positive ways, closing with an open discussion of concrete next steps we can take here in our community. 
This forum will be led by youth journalist
Muna Mire and independent journalist and community organizer Rosa Clemente. The discussion will be facilitated by Youth FX Assistant Director and co-founder Darian Henry.

Muna Mire is a
writer and fact checker in Brooklyn, whose work can be found at the New York Times magazine, The New Republic, The Nation, and VICE. Her work highlights youth activism and giving voice to marginalized communities.

Rosa Clemente
is a community organizer, independent journalist, scholar and hip-hop activist. She was the vice presidential running mate of 2008 Green Party Presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney in the 2008 U.S. Presidential election.  

Darian Henry is a filmmaker, digital media educator, founding member and assistant director of the nationally renowned film and media organization Youth FX. She has shot, directed, and produced over 20 short documentary, narrative, and experimental films many of which have screened in festivals across the country and around the world. In addition to her work in film and digital media education, Darian is also the co-founder and assistant director of NeXt Doc, an internationally known documentary fellowship at the forefront of providing access and support to young filmmakers from marginalized communities across continents. As an educator, Darian uses film as a means to build community, empowering youth from underrepresented communities in a wide range or Youth FX programs.

Registration is required: please call 472-9485 or visit our website at

This program is made possible by a Humanities New York Action Grant and offered in partnership with Youth FX.

Dates & Times:
1:00pm - 4:00pm, Sunday, November 4, 2018
1:00pm - 4:00pm, Sunday, December 2, 2018
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Washington Ave. Large Auditorium
Washington Avenue
  All Ages  
  Library Public Meetings  
Registration has closed. (This event has to be booked as part of a series)

Event Organizer

Tor Loney

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