Western’s Ray Wolpow Institute to co-host workshop for students and faculty
Free workshop WHY MEDIA MATTERS: Media education through the prism of the Rwandan genocide
Open to Teachers / Educators and Trainee Teachers / Students currently enrolled in Woodring College of Education at WWU
Thursday October 5 at 4 p.m.
SUBSCRIBE AT: z.umn.edu/mediaworkshop
Join j. Siguru Wahutu (Media Studies, NYU) for a 90 minute workshop highlighting the importance of proper sources for teaching genocide in the classroom and how to find them. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from Wahutu through a case study of the Rwandan genocide. Participants will also gain hands-on experience with classroom activities for high school students.
j. Siguru Wahutu is an expert in media sociology, with a focus on genocide, mass violence and ethnicity in sub-Saharan Africa. He has written on global media models in coverage of the genocide in Africa, ethnicity, land and politics in Kenya, and Kenyan media experimentation with social media platforms. Wahutu’s research has been published in African Journalism Studies, African Affairs, Global Media and Communication, Media and Communication, Media, Culture and Society, and Sociological Forum. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Media, Culture and Communication at New York University and Associate Professor at the Berkman Klein Center of Internet and Society at Harvard University.
This workshop is presented by the Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota, the Nancy & David Wolf Center Holocaust & Humanity Center in Cincinnati, and the Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of Holocaust, Genocide & Crimes Against Humanity at Western Washington University.
To request disability-related accommodations, please contact us at [email protected] no later than two weeks before the event.
Teachers can be assigned clock hours for the workshop. Please let us know in advance.