What’s In A Name?: Media, Language and Representation

May 24, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This is a conversation about gender, race, class, ability, ethnicity and media literacy. We explore how language deployed in media 1) communicates certain kinds of messages, 2) constructs shared understandings, 3) conveys ideas and feelings, 4) produces images that are circulated, consumed, and reproduced, and 4) organizes and regulates social practices, thus, having real, practical effects. We explore media coverage (film, journalism content, advertising, et al.) of violence against women, feminism, domestic terrorism, religion, sport, health, style, and public policy.


Shey Rivera, Executive Director AS220

Gabriela Domenzain, RWU Latino Policy Institute