Thinking Clearly About Media: Arresting Knowledge

The University of Rhode Island’s Media Education Lab is co-sponsoring a program called "Arresting Knowledge," a new project from the non-profit organization, Artists for Literacy. The program is dedicated to making information accessible to people of all backgrounds and education levels.

Program Aims to Inspire Critical Thinking About Media In the Fake News Era Among Adults from All Walks of Life!

The program features Deborah Pardes, Artists for Literacy founder and host and moderator of the Arresting Knowledge program.  Jared Festler, founded of, dedicated to connecting people to the most trusted and newsworthy online articles, and Steve Klamkin, an award-winning reporter, anchor and host for Providence's news and talk radio station, WPRO 630 AM and 99.7 FM. 

Also featured in Jeannine L. Chartier, director of VSA arts Rhode Island, a multi-media artist and arts-educator with a disability resulting from childhood polio, she works using both digital technology and mixed media fabrication, referencing images of personal & political identity while advocating for improved access, representation and inclusion of minorities including disability in the cultural community.

Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 7:30pm to 9:30pm

AS 220’s Black Box Theater 95 Empire Street, Providence

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Conference/Workshop, Special Event



Free and open to the public

Harrington School of Communication and Media
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Kris Ellenberg

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