We hope your September is off to a smooth start, YWLC! Thank you to all of you who showed up for the September Monthly Meeting last week, when Emily Goldstein – the copy chief at the Texas Tribune – talked to us about the importance of media literacy. Media literacy is the ability to identify different types of media and understand the messages they’re sending. We have some great resources to share with you in this email, which will help you stay sharp about how you consume information!

Why is Media Literacy important?

According to Common Sense Media, practicing media literacy helps you:

  • Think critically: In evaluating media, we are able to consider why certain information was included or excluded, and identify what the message is actually saying.
  • Recognize point of view: Understanding different perspectives and identifying the author’s point of view helps us put information into context.
  • Create media responsibly: As creators (every time we post on social media, we are creating!), this will help us understand that OUR messages have an impact!
  • Identify the role of media in our culture: It’s important to understand how media shapes the way we see the world, and how it encourages people to think or act in certain ways.
  • Recognize the author’s goal: Understanding influence and the intended purpose helps us make more informed choices.

Media Literacy Resources

Click on the links below to visit these fact-checking websites recommended by this month’s speaker, Emily!

COMING UP! Mandatory Attendance: October Fall Meeting

Wednesday, October 6 from 5 – 7 pm via Zoom!
Our Official Fall Meeting is next month!

Your attendance as a 2021-2022 participant is required.
Please arrive ready to give a 2-minute presentation about how your TAC progress is going – what your goals are, what goals you’ve achieved, challenges that have come up, changes you’ve made.
Please know that it’s okay if you haven’t accomplished everything you had hoped to! This is all about the PROCESS, not just the destination. We are here to listen & support you through this service project journey!

Nicole Minor is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: October Fall Meeting
Time: Oct 6, 2021 05:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 852 4850 6656