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November 2018

Screening of Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock

Wednesday, November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MIT Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 155, 32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA
Poster for Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock

Filmmakers Myron Dewey, Josh Fox and James Spione spent months on the front lines documenting North Dakota’s violent response to the peaceful water protectors.

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Civic Arts Series: Myron Dewey

Thursday, November 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
MIT Building E15, Room 001 (“The Cube”), 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA
Illustration of Myron Dewey

Myron Dewey has pioneered the blending of citizen monitoring, documentary filmmaking, and social networking in the cause of environment, social justice and indigenous people's rights.

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The Language of Civic Life: Past to Present

Thursday, November 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
MIT Building 56, Room 114, Access via 21 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA
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Roderick Hart

The University of Texas' Roderick Hart argues that disagreements – endless, raucous disagreements – draw citizens in, or at least enough of them to sustain civic hope.

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May 2019

Media in Transition 10: A Reprise – Democracy and Digital Media

Friday, May 17, 2019 - Saturday, May 18, 2019
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Now accepting paper proposals. Concepts of participation, trust, and democracy are increasingly fraught, essential, and powerfully repositioned. How will our news media look and sound in the next decade? What can we learn from news media of the past? What can international perspectives reveal about the variability and fluidity of media landscapes?

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