In America, 8-to-18-year olds spend an average of 7.5 hours a day interacting with media.
On Monday, June 25th Marc Fomby, Media Literacy expert and former law enforcement officer, will lead a free workshop for adults at the Saybrook Point Pavilion, in Old Saybrook, from 7:00-8:30pm. This Free workshop will focus on the messages that our young people are exposed to through music, and other dangerous behaviors, slang terms and trends they are exposed to in our digital world. The next day he will help High School Students to explore the messages from all types of music at the second annual Leadership Encourages Asset Development (LEAD) Conference at the First Baptist Church of Branford.
According to Marc Fomby, "by stressing the importance of media literacy this workshop provides tools to help participants critically analyze various genres of music to detect subtle influences and suggestions that glorify and promote reckless, negative lifestyles and choices."
Join the communities of Branford, Chester, Clinton, Deep River, East Haven, Essex, Guilford, Haddam, Killingworth, Madison, Meriden, Middletown, Old Saybrook and Westbrook as we discuss with Marc Fomby, how to communicate with youth and ways to empower young people to be active, literate media consumers.