People underestimate how powerful the media is for young people who grow up watching a lot of television. Through the media, we've established this standard of what every human being should look up to.
Exploring our Love/Hate Relationship with "Jersey Shore"
Renee Hobbs leads a discussion to probe into our love/hate relationship with MTV's Jersey Shore on Thursday, February 16 in Weldin Hall on the campus of the University of Rhode Island.
One of the top-rated reality shows, Jersey Shore has its proponents and detractors. Come and share your views and see how a media literacy educator uses the program to engage in conversations about pleasure, reisistance, stereotypes, sex and violence, the economics of human attention, and much more.
DATE: Thursday, February 16, 4 p.m.
LOCATION: Weldin Hall
This event is free and open to the public.
This program is part of the Living and Learning Community (LLC) at the University of Rhode Island. The LLC is an entire residence hall, or a sector within a residence hall, that is assigned by academic college, major, or interest area. Most of the students residing in an LLC not only share common academic interests and attend some classes together, but also form study and academic support groups, share access to Residential Academic Mentors (RAMs), and attend faculty-sponsored programs within their residential communities.