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.
What You Do Matters: A Leadership Summit on Propaganda, Hate Speech and Civic Engagement
This national leadership summit for college students was developed by the U.S. Memorial Holocaust Museum in partnership with the Media Education Lab at Temple University, the Religious Freedom Project at the Newseum, and the Sustained Dialogue Campus Network. Read Renee's blog about the experience here.
After experiencing the Permanent Exhibition at the Holocaust Museum, students viewed the "State of Deception" exhibit, which chronicles the rise of Nazi propaganda as a political tool. Over the course of two days, student leaders reflected on the challenge of overcoming indifference to propaganda then and now. They explored the complicated and challenging questions about harmful and beneficial propaganda and the need to be aware of how propaganda interplays with our existing beliefs, attitudes and values.
Saturday, June 24