The "Immigration and Media Representation of Hispanics/Latinos seminar" is part of the Difficult Dialogues Faculty Series. The Difficult Dialogues Program is a series of workshops for faculty and graduate teaching assistants designed to assist and empower faculty to facilitate dialogue with sensitive or difficult topics.
The " Immigration and Media Representation of Hispanics/Latinos seminar” will be led by Dr. Kenton T. Wilkinson, College of Mass Communications on April 18..
About the workshop:
Immigration is currently a hot-button topic in the United States and a number of other countries. Although a range of diverse opinions on the topic exist within U.S. society (and across the TTU campus), limited perspectives tend to be voiced in the mainstream media. Some are also concerned that the media, especially television, conflate Hispanic/Latino ethnic identity with immigrant, especially illegal immigrant, status. The workshop will cover: 1. How I developed the scenario used for the immigration exercise, 2. Simulation of the in-class exercise among participants in the workshop and 3. Presentation of student responses to the immigration exercise through evaluations and follow-up discussion in class.
- Enhance attendees’ understanding of an often divisive issue that is relevant to Texas and the nation.
- Increase attendees’ awareness of the media’s influence on public opinion concerning controversial topics and specific social groups.
- Expand attendees’ options for facilitating difficult dialogues in the classroom.
4/18/2012 I 2:00-3:30 p.m. I TLPDC Room 153
- The workshops will be offered free of charge to faculty members and teaching assistants of the Texas Tech campus through the Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center (TLPDC).
- To register visit the TLPDC website, http://www.tlpd.ttu.edu/home/index.asp and click on “register for an event” and look up the workshop you are interested in attending.
- If you have any questions, please contact the Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center at 742-8681 or email@example.com