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Vote Smart! Information Literacy & the 2020 Election

Thursday, October 15, 2:30-3:30PM- CLICK HERE for Zoom Video

  •  Where can I get high quality information before I vote?
  • How do I know if the information I find is true?
  • What’s better, voter guides, fact-checking websites or something else?

Twitter.  YouTube. NPR. TikTok. Fox News. Facebook.  With so many places to get information about our upcoming election do you find yourself unsure where to turn? Come to this dynamic panel featuring experts on truth, lies, research, news and fake news to get your questions answered.  

Panelists

  • Roseann Erwin, LMC Brentwood Librarian
  •  Christina Goff, LMC Library Director
  •  Nolan Higdon, History Professor (DVC) & author of The Anatomy of Fake News: A Critical News Literacy Education
  • Cindy McGrath, LMC Journalism Professor & Faculty Advisor to the LMC Experience

Zoom Link: https://4cd.zoom.us/j/92629635314

Fake news eventAuthor Talk: Nolan Higdon

The Anatomy of Fake News: A Critical News Literacy Education

Tuesday, October 20, 1-2PM

  • What is fake news and its history in the United States?
  • What role does the internet and political party propaganda play in fake news? 
  • What are the ten steps to detecting fake news? 

Calling something “fake news” has become a common accusation in the 2020 election, but what, exactly, does this mean?  Come hear author and DVC Professor Nolan Higdon discuss his new book, The Anatomy of Fake News: A Critical News Literacy Education.  In this first ever historical examination of fake news in America, Professor Higdon employs a critical-historical media ecosystems approach to identify the producers, themes, purposes, and influences of fake news. Don’t miss it!

Zoom Link:  https://4cd.zoom.us/j/91466120903

Voting patterns

Do the Math:  Voting Patterns & the 2020 Election

Thursday, October 29, 2:30-3:30PM

  • Might Oakland born Kamala Harris become the first female Vice President in history?
  • Will Affirmative Action setbacks be reversed in California?
  • What role will race, class, geography, and gender play in the 2020 election?  

Don’t have time to follow every poll and political trend?  On the eve of a historic election, join LMC Political Science Professor Ryan Hiscocks for a fascinating dive into American voting patterns, shifting alliances and an up-to-date analysis of 2020 poll predictions.

 Zoom Link:   https://4cd.zoom.us/j/93384457329

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  • Departments of Journalism and Social Science
  • Student Life
  • LMC Equity & Inclusion Office
  • LMC Library
  • Honors Program