Theresa Redmond is Associate Professor at Appalachian State University. Her scholarship and teaching comprise a hybrid focus on critical media literacy, digital technologies, arts-based research, and curriculum design. Currently, Redmond is investigating the impacts of creative inquiry and expression for engagement, inclusion, and innovation in higher education. https://theresaredmond.com/
Karen Ambrosh is president of the National Telemedia Council and managing editor of The Journal of Media Literacy. She is the Contemporary Instructional Media and Technology Specialist for the Greenfield School District. Karen taught middle and high school English, Media, and Communication courses in Milwaukee Public Schools for 23 years. She is passionate about creating media-wise, literate, global citizens for the 21st century.
Antonio Lopez, Ph.D. is a leading international expert of media education. With a research focus on bridging sustainability with media literacy, he is an experienced curriculum designer, educator, trainer, theorist, researcher and public speaker. As an author and blogger he has written numerous academic articles, essays and three books: Mediacology: A Multicultural Approach to Media Literacy in the 21st Century, The Media Ecosystem: What Ecology Can Teach Us About Responsible Media Practice, and Greening Media Education: Bridging Media Literacy with Green Cultural Citizenship. He is currently Chair and Associate Professor of Communications and Media Studies at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy. Visit his website at: https://antonio-lopez.com/
In Absentia - Antonio cannot attend the panel live, but has produced a 14-minute video, introducing his ecomedia literacy framework and outlining his topic of “Are Gadgets Racist.” Please watch prior to the Webinar.
Hop Hopkins is the Director of Strategic Partnerships for the Sierra Club, where he works to ensure that Sierra Club campaigns and programs protect those most affected by climate change and environmental degradation and promote economic justice. Born in Dallas, Texas to working class parents, Hop sharpened his intersectional analysis organizing as an HIV/AIDS organizer and anti-globalization activist during the WTO uprising. In the years since, he has worked in the labor movement, the climate justice movement and the housing justice movement. Hop is also a certified Arborist, a Master Gardener, has his Permaculture Design Certificate and is a certified Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) instructor. Hop works in his community outside of Los Angeles to create a network of residential food forests in order to support the development of stable, human-scale solar self-reliant neighborhood communities integrated with cooperative local economies. Alongside his wife of seventeen years, Hop homeschools their two daughters and maintains a food forest inhabited by their pet Australian shepherds, chickens, honey bees, fruit trees and multiple compost piles. https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/racism-killing-planet
Wahinkpe Topa (Four Arrows), aka Donald Trent Jacobs, Ph.D., Ed.D.
Formerly Dean of Education at Oglala Lakota College and a tenured Associate Professor of Education at Northern Arizona University, Four Arrows is currently a professor with Fielding Graduate University. Selected as one of 27 "Visionaries in Education" for the AERO text, Turning Points, he is author of 21 books on Indigenous Worldview and its applications for education, sustainability, wellness and justice. He is a recipient of a Martin Springer Institute for Holocaust Studies "Moral Courage Award for his activism in behalf of Indigenous Peoples and sovereignty. Co-editor of the Indigenous section of Sage's new International Handbook for Critical Pedagogies, his book, Teaching Truly: A Curriculum to Indigenize Mainstream Education, was selected as one of the top 20 progressive education books along with Paulo Freire, John Dewey and Neil Postman. Other books have been endorsed by Noam Chomksy, Vandana Shiva, Michael Apple, Thom Hartmann, Jon Pilger, Darcia Narvaez, Henry Giroux and other notable educators. Dr. Michael Fisher wrote a book about his work entitled Fearless Engagement of Four Arrows (2018). His newest book is The Red Road: Linking Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives to Indigenous Worldview (in press, IAP). Four Arrows and his mustang Briosos made first alternative to the U.S. Olympic Equestrian Team for 1996. He is also a World Champion "Old Time Piano Player." He lives with his wife in Mexico in the winter and in British Columbia in the summer. https://www.fourarrowsbooks.com
Jason Corwin is a citizen of the Seneca Nation (Deer Clan), a member of its Watershed Resources Working Group, the Executive Director of Seneca Media and Communications Center, and a lifelong media maker, environmental educator, and advocate for justice. His doctoral research at Cornell University’s Department of Natural Resources focused on three cases studies highlighting the intersection of digital storytelling, Indigenous ways of knowing, and environmental learning. Jason is the co-founder of Green Guerrillas Youth Media Tech Collective, Defend Ohi:yo', and Sustainable Indigenous Futures. He has lived off-grid for 18 years experimenting with renewable energy, green building, and sustainable agriculture. https://www.facebook.com/senecamedia
north american subchapter
2nd in the "Countdown to MIL Week" (Oct. 26th–30th) Webinar Series!
Ecomedia Literate Perspectives on
Environmental and Racial Justice
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
A Zoom Webinar • Sponsored by
In this hour-long presentation, we'll explore the relationship between climate chaos and racism through an ecomedia literacy lens.