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Saturday, July 9 • 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Critical Media Literacy: Promoting Trans*formative Conversations with Gender Expansive Youth

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As caretakers and friends of gender expansive children, we often cringe at the gender stereotypes we see portrayed among media. These stereotyped representations, however, offer teachable moments for caretakers and friends of gender expansive youth. Critical media literacy offers a framework to help us become more gender-literate and to help children thoughtfully interact with media messages about gender. Critically questioning common assumptions about gender from media and medical pespectives, participants will leave with the tools they need to foster gender expansiveness in their homes through using, rather than running from, media. 

Speakers
avatar for Steven Funk, EdD

Steven Funk, EdD

Professor, MSUB
Dr. Steven Funk is a professor of English and Critical Media Literacy who specializes in conducting media analyses that foster social justice for LGBTQIA individuals. He and Dr. Jaydi Funk recently co-authored journal articles that analyze recent media portrayals of trans* individuals and seek to end the pathologization of gender expaniveness in medicine and media.
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Jaydi Funk, PharmD

Pharmacist in Charge, CVS
Dr. Jaydi Funk is a pharmacist who has researched pediatric dosing, hormone therapy for transgender individuals, and media representations of the medical processes involved in transitioning. She and Dr. Steven Funk recently co-authored journal articles that analyze recent media portrayals of trans* individuals and seek to end the pathologization of gender expaniveness in medicine and media.


Saturday July 9, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Dante 204

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