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Teacher Workshop on Mass Incarceration in the Media: Whose Stories Do We See?

Event Date:

November 30, 2018 | 5:30 PM EST TO 6:30 PM EST


Association Forum
10 S Riverside Plaza

Chicago, IL 60606

After leading the gang unit on a high speed car chase, a boy sits in custody while members of the unit chase his friends on foot through the neighborhood.  No weapons or drugs were found on any of the boys and after investigating, none were members of a gang and they ran because they were afraid of police. Image by Brian L. Frank/2017 Catchlight Fellow. United States, 2018.

The “Visions of Justice” workshop immerses court involved youth in visual storytelling as a means to...

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Join documentary photographer Brian Frank and the Pulitzer Center education team for a teacher workshop on Friday, November 30 to consider how we form our ideas about mass incarceration, whose stories are represented in the media we consume, and how those stories are told.

This event is free, and refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP here.

Born in San Francisco to activist and immigrant parents, Brian Frank has worked on social documentary projects across the Americas. He is a 2017 Catchlight Fellow documenting mass incarceration's effects on minority communities. His photographs have appeared in publications including Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, and The Atlantic, and are included in the permanent collection at the U.S. Library of Congress. Brian will discuss his current project, in which he is running a collaborative photography workshop for formerly incarcerated people in the San Francisco Bay area. You can read more about the workshop, and see the first story featuring his students' work published in VICE News.

The Pulitzer Center team will lead hands-on activities exploring how we can use news to expand our own and our students' understanding of the criminalization and incarceration of people. Participants will have the opportunity to explore multiple stories and hear from diverse voices on the theme. We will consider how we can incorporate more responsible reporting on mass incarceration into our classrooms in order to facilitate dialogues about the impact of incarceration on students' own communities.


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