47th Annual Conference | April 19 – 22, 2017 | Minneapolis, MN USA | Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Hotel | #UAA2017 | urbanaffairsassociation.org | urbanaffairsassociation.org/conference/

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Friday, April 21 • 9:40am - 11:05am
FR9.40.10 Activist Scholarship Special Session: Media as a Tool for Youth Activism: Examples from the University Community Collaborative at Temple University

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This session will focus on how high school and college students are challenging negative stereotypes of young people of color in mainstream media. With support from faculty and staff at Temple University, they launched POPPYN, a youth produced TV News Show in 2010. Covering the Black Lives Matter Movement, the Democratic National Convention, budget cuts in education, and racial profiling, among other topics, POPPYN has won social justice and community impact awards. Come and here from and about these citizen journalists who are helping to change how young people of color are viewed and how they view themselves while developing critical media literacy and production skills. This interactive session will include discussion and film clips. Participants include staff (one of whom is an awarding winning film maker and social activist) and youth.

Stormy Kelsey, Temple University
Nichelle Brunner, Temple University
Barbara Ferman, Temple University

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Nichelle Brunner

Communications Coordinator, Impact Hub MSP
Born in Washington, DC and going to college in North Philadelphia, I am used to the media creating skewed depictions of my reality. As a 20-something, I now use media and communications to create the reality I see through my eyes and the voices of those currently underrepresented... Read More →
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Barbara Ferman

Professor, Temple University
Born and raised in Brooklyn (which is still the 4th largest city!), I had an early education about urban areas that was shaped by some very practical activities – turning empty lots into playgrounds, keeping the hand ball court for hours, dodging traffic, and learning the subway... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 9:40am - 11:05am
Greenway Ballroom-F (2nd Floor)