The Power and Perils of Propaganda

31 Mar 2014

College of Arts & Sciences/ Current Students/ Featured/ Informal Learning Opportunities

propagandaReflecting on History To Inspire Critical Thinking Today

Co-sponsored by the Harrington School and URI Hillel

Presenter: JoAnna Wasserman, Director of Education, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.

Learn about how museum educators have introduced audiences to the power and perils of propaganda, considering its past, present and its future.

When the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum opened a special exhibition, State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda, the goal was to provoke new examination of propaganda, increase the public’s ability to critically analyze media messages, and promote dialogue about how and when societies should address the challenge of hate speech.

The exhibition offered an opportunity to engage new audiences, particularly those educators engaged in media literacy education.  This session will explore content from the exhibition, strategies for engaging with historical and contemporary propaganda, and ways to connect historical exploration with the challenges we face in the present.

DATE: Monday, March 31
TIME: 4 – 5 p.m.
LOCATION: Galanti Lounge