The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power.
Feelings and Facts
In this session, we confront the limitations of reasoning and evidence in daily life and consider the power of stories and emotions to shape our thinking and decision-making. We are naturally drawn to agree with people whose views are similar to our own, and when those people have a large number of followers, we take this as proof of their competence and credibility. When these people offer engaging stories that resonate with our own lived experience, our feelings may be more important than facts in making decisions about who and what to believe.
Why do stories, characters, and conflict change minds?
FEELINGS AND FACTS
DATE: Tuesday, May 2, 2023
TIME: 12 - 1 PM EST or 7 - 8 PM EST. Click here to register.
NOTE: Courageous Conversations are offered at two different times to accommodate people's busy schedules. Choose the time that works for you!
LOCATION: Free online. This event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.
Courageous Conversations are lively facilitated discussions where we activate critical thinking, listening, and self-expression skills by talking about social media, news stories, memes, social influencers, and more. We are thrilled to be partnering with Cortico, a social media listening platform that brings people together for small-group conversations around their lived experiences. Through a powerful combination of AI and human listening, we aim to surface community voices into public dialogue that showcases and strengthens media literacy competencies essential for citizenship.
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