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Using Media Literacy to Confront Glamorous Illusions


 The Blank Space of Vaping Prevention

Using Media Literacy to Confront Glamorous Illusions

Step into the "Blank Space" where vaping's glamorous illusions take center stage. In this keynote address, we unravel the urgent and insidious dangers of vaping, as influenced by the deceptive allure perpetuated through social media influencers. Envision a new era in tobacco prevention,  where we will confront the immediate threats of vaping and the media narratives that sustain it. Join us for a captivating journey where media literacy becomes our shield against the illusions that  fuel perception. This session is not just an exploration; it's a call to action. Together, let's explore some new rhythms, armed with media literacy awareness, skills, knowledge, and action to rewrite the narrative on vaping. Don't miss this unique blend of pop culture and prevention as work together to build a vape-free future. 


EVENT: Envisioning a New Era (The Vape-Free Version)

SPONSOR: South County Prevention Coalition

DATE: March 13, 2024, 7:30am-12:00pm

LOCATION: Quidnessett Country Club, North Kingstown, RI

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About the Presenter: Renee Hobbs is one of the world’s leading experts on media literacy education. She is Founder of the Media Education Lab, a global online community. Hobbs’s book, Mind Over Media: Propaganda Education for a Digital Age won the 2021 Prose Award for Excellence in Social Sciences from the American Association of Publishers. She began her career by offering the first teacher education program in media literacy education at Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has since inspired a generation of students, teachers, and citizens on four continents who have helped develop a global media literacy movement. As a full professor at the University of Rhode Island, Hobbs has published 12 books and more than 200 scholarly and professional articles. Her current project, Courageous Rhode Island, enables Hobbs to be a pioneer in using media literacy for the prevention of violent extremism. Previously, her media literacy prevention curriculum The Media Straight Up was published by Partnership for a Drug Free Pennsylvania. Learn more: