Please join the Department of Language and Literacy Education in welcoming guest lecturers Dr. Claudia Mitchell from McGill University and UBC Noted Summer Scholar, and Dr. Ann Smith, also from McGill University and the Managing Editor of Girlhood Studies journal. Their talk on Digital Literacies and the Public Voice of Girls in Social Activism will take place at the Digital Literacy Centre (Room 103, Ponderosa F, 2008 Lower Mall) from 3:30 to 5:00 on Wednesday, August 12th, 2015.
Located in girlhood studies as a discipline and with reference to Girlhood Studies, the journal, this presentation seeks to deepen an understanding of the relationship between new literacies and age-old issues related to how the voice of girls and young women has long been silenced collectively and individually. While various social media platforms such as YouTube, for example, are changing this, particularly in the context of going from the private and personal to the public and social, they in turn raise different kinds of issues, problems and challenges. In the presentation we report on the findings of fieldwork related to social activism with girls and young women in Canada and South Africa.
Light meal and non-alcoholic drinks will be served.