Sports and Media Literacy

This special event explored how talk about sports can build awareness of health issues while strengthening media literacy skills among African-American young men.Featuring Patrick Johnson and Erik Sakamoto from Oakland's Youth Radio.

Watch this video to get motivated to use sports as a means to develop a media literacy education program for African-American young men! Read Renee's blog and LaShon's blog about the special event held at Temple University's Media Education Lab. You'll also enjoy the fascinating father-son dialogue by blogger Sam Reed III and his son Kagiso, who were participants in the program! Everyone who attended enjoyed the opportunity learn more about an innovative educational program on sports, media and young men of color, brought to us by our friends at Youth Radio in Oakland, California.

This new program engages young men of color in critical inquiry and reflection around a number of controversial topics in sports. The program uses principles of media literacy to address specific health-related issues with young men of color, including relationships, body image and sexuality.  Learn more about the program.

Back-to-School Professional Development Program for the Youth Media Community