Media and History

Rush to Judgment: Finding the Truth In a Viral World

Rush to Judgment: Finding the Truth In a Viral World

Rush to Judgment is a examination of the documentary film of the same name.  The subject is the brief encounter at the Lincoln Memorial that resulted in a viral video and social media mayhem.  It brought death threats and hate directed at teenagers from Covington Catholic High School who came face-to-face with adult protesters.  What can journalists and [Read more…]

Technology and Human Rights / Clyde Ford

Technology and Human Rights “How many of you want to have a positive impact on the world? To fight climate change? To advocate for racial justice? To actively work for gender equality? LGBTQ rights? Income equality?” Clyde Ford asks his audience— young, idealistic, full of students. Most hands shoot up.  “For those of you with [Read more…]

#MeToo: Overcoming Sexism and Harassment Hollywood Style / Lauren LoGiudice

#MeToo:  Overcoming Sexism and Harassment Hollywood Style / Lauren LoGiudice

    VIRTUAL OPTION: #MeToo and LGBT Pride: A Virtual Experience Through Hollywood From the comfort of your living room experience a journey through Vintage Hollywood and beyond. Actor and comedian Lauren LoGiudice uses video clips, audio samples, and rare photos to bring you stories of the fierce women and LGBT people of Hollywood’s scandalous [Read more…]

The U.S. Culture of Firearms / Dr. Warren Blumenfeld

The U.S. Culture of Firearms / Dr. Warren Blumenfeld

The U.S. ranks first among 178 countries for the highest per capita rate of firearm ownership. On average, each year firearms account for approximately 11 thousand homicides, another 22 thousand suicides and accidental deaths, and many more injuries. In the wake of these fatalities and high-visibility mass shootings, a very contentious debate has continued in [Read more…]

Show Me Democracy!

Show Me Democracy!

Virtual Option: Individual screenings followed by your choice of various technology options (ie: Zoom, Skype) for group Q & A/discussion with the principals from the film. Amidst the storm of the Ferguson, MO, shooting, seven St. Louis college students evolved into advocates and activists as they demanded change through policy and protest. From 100 hours [Read more…]

Subliminal Sex In Advertising / William Cane

Subliminal Sex In Advertising / William Cane

    Advertisers are hiding sexual, death, and religious messages in the backgrounds of advertisements you view hundreds of times every day. These ads appear on TV, on the Internet, and even on your cell phone. Most importantly, there is no way to defend yourself against the insidious effects of subliminal advertising. Now see these [Read more…]

Terms and Conditions May Apply / New NetEvent

Terms and Conditions May Apply / New NetEvent

Think you have nothing to hide?  Guess again! Admit it: you don’t really read the endless terms and conditions connected to every website you visit, phone call you make or app you download. But every day, billion-dollar corporations are learning more about your interests, your friends and family, your finances, and your secrets…and are not [Read more…]

Your Brain on Politics / Rick Shenkman

Your Brain on Politics / Rick Shenkman

  We’ve just been through one of the most fascinating and disturbing elections in American history. Why did people vote the way they did? Until recently, no one really knew because we lacked insight into how the human brain digests political information. But now we do. With the help of science we now know why [Read more…]