CAMRA 4th Annual Screening Scholarship Media Festival

Race, Media, and Social Justice
01 Apr 2016 - 5:00pm to 02 Apr 2016 - 7:00pm
Penn Museum (3260 South Street, Philadelphia) and Annenberg School for Communication (3620 Walnut Street, Philadelphia)
Open to the Public

This year’s Festival highlights submissions that engage with race-based logics across the globe and the rise of social justice movements advocating for positive social change.  We are eager to screen original work in the form of short and long films, multimodal research presentations, and innovative media installations. All of the projects engage with how racial difference and its attendant intersectionalities are constructed within a particular national or local context. On Friday night, filmmaker Michele Stephenson will discuss her trailblazing film projects about race in contemporary America with Dr. Marc Lamont Hill. Saturday night’s CAMRA-curated panel will feature five eminent researchers, activists, and journalists with trenchant analysis of mainstream and new media coverage of race and racialized thinking as it materializes in everyday life. This panel will be livestreamed so that online audiences can follow the conversation and be digitally present through the hashtag #camralive.

Friday, April 1
5 pm- 8:30 pm
​University of Pennsylvania
​3260 South Street, Philadelphia

Filmmaker Michele Stephenson will be in conversation with Dr. Marc Lamont Hill (Professor at Morehouse College, CNN and BET News Commentator).

Saturday, April 2
9:30 am - 7 pm
The Annenberg School for Communication
3620 Walnut Street, Philadelphia

Saturday features screenings throughout the day, as well as an evening panel on Digital Media and Social Activism with:

Dr. Adrienne Keene (Postdoctoral Fellow at Brown University and Blogger of Native appropriations, blogger)

Dr. Todd Wolfson (Social movement and technology researcher/professor at Rutgers University)

Dr. Bianca Williams (Feminist educator at University of Colorado Boulder and Black Lives Matter Activist)

Sandra Khalifa (Lead visual designer for Dream Defenders)

Tara Conley (Social Media Manager at Race Forward)

CAMRA is proud to announce that we will be displaying our SSMF2016 installation showcase at the Penn Museum.

SSMF brings together scholars, media artists, students and teachers across several disciplines to examine experiments in multimodal research representation. We explore how diverse and creative uses of multiple media are changing knowledge production, research imagination, and political activism during a day of panel discussions and project screenings showcasing film, radio, web-based platforms.

CAMRA asks questions about the affordances, challenges, and possibilities of multimodal scholarship in teaching, learning, mediamaking, and knowledge production. Our aim is to support media-based research and pedagogies, with an explicit focus on: (1) establishing responsive and practical guidelines for the evaluation of multimodal research and scholarship; (2) utilizing participatory, digital, and ethnographic methodologies; (3) creating supportive spaces (both digital and physical) for multimodal work to be showcased; (4) critically examining how technology is changing the processes, relationships and products related to teaching and learning.

The event is free and open to the public, but advanced registration is required. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE EVENT.

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This event may be photographed and/or video recorded for archival, educational, and related promotional purposes. We also video stream many of these video recordings through the Annenberg web site. By attending or participating in this event, you are giving your consent to be photographed and/or video recorded and you are waiving any and all claims regarding the use of your image by the Annenberg School for Communication. The Annenberg School for Communication, at its discretion, may provide a copy of the photos/footage upon written request.