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Trust Me Screening and Discussion

Civic Lab: How Do We Know What News to Believe?

Tuesday, July 12, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Business and Community Center, Skokie Public Library (IL)

This program is offered both at the library and fully online. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Media literacy is a vital component of a society in which people trust one another. View an award-winning documentary followed by a panel discussion with Media Education Lab experts.

Trust Me is a documentary exploring human nature, information technology, and the need for media literacy to help people trust one another and create a more resilient population.

First, we'll watch the feature-length film, followed by a panel discussion with Rosemary Smith, managing director of the Getting Better Foundation and the film’s impact producer, as well as faculty from the Media Education Lab, an organization working to improve media literacy education. Media literacy experts Renee Hobbs, Julie Coiro, Michael Spikes, and Troy Hicks will participate.

Through our viewing of the film and subsequent panel discussion with audience questions and answers, we will learn simple--if not always easy--ways that we can examine our own biases, pop our filter bubbles, and engage in substantive dialogue about topics that would typically divide us.

This is a hybrid event with the option to participate in person or on Zoom. Online participants will receive the Zoom link in their confirmation email.

If you have questions about this event after registration has closed, please email the events team or call the library at 847-673-7774.

Cosponsored by the Village of Skokie Consumer Affairs Commission.