Why does learning about antisemitism matter? What about media literacy? Join the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum in August for a series of four virtual lectures called “Why This Matters.” The first three programs – covering antisemitism, Holocaust Education, and media literacy – all lead up to a “sneak peek” from world-renowned museum designer Patrick Gallagher, of the new St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum, opening in summer 2022. Why is this new museum of crucial importance for the St. Louis community and beyond? Join us in August to find out.
Context Means Everything: Questions We Might Ask Each Time We Access Media
Presenter: Jessica Brown Billhymer
August 19, 2021
6:30 pm, Zoom
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A collaborator with St. Louis’ Holocaust museum. bringing media literacy education to its stakeholders for several years, now, Jessica Z. Brown –Billhymer is a longtime proponent of empowering citizens to think critically about media messages, both as consumers and message creators. Brown-Billhymer, a community connector and professional volunteer, speaks to a variety of community audiences on the importance of media literacy as a life-long skill and vehicle toward agency, and is president and founder of Gateway Media Literacy Partners which recently completed a five-year project focusing on children six months- to five-and-a half years old. The initiative has gained national attention for its timely media literacy tips for educators, parents and caregivers. Brown-Billhymer is a full adjunct professor at Webster University where she has taught media communications courses for close to 19 years. She also serves on St. Louis Press Club’s board of directors, is an officer of the Digital International Media Literacy Education initiative and is a longtime member of UNESCO’s Media and Information Literacy Alliance innovation committee.