A democratic civilization will save itself only if it makes the language of the image into a stimulus for critical reflection, not an invitation to hypnosis.
Why are thought leaders important and why do people rely on them?
Join us for an online discussion about why people trust influencers as thought leaders. While some thought leaders come from within social institutions (like government, law enforcement, education, journalism, science, and medicine), others do not. What does it mean to be an influencer and why are people attracted to them? How are influencers reshaping concepts like credibility and trust?
DATE: Tuesday, May 16, 2023
TIME: 12 - 1 PM EST or 7 - 8 PM EST. Register for the event here.
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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