As consumers of pop culture, it is important to be aware of how the media shapes gender, race, sexuality and multiple forms of intersectional identities. How people are portrayed can have a big impact on how they are perceived within society. The lecture series was created as a way to educate people, filmmakers and non-filmmakers alike, about the power of popular media and how it can shape how people view race, gender, and sexual identity.
Click our Mission Statement to find out how the Racialization in the Media Lecture Series came about.
Find out details on past speakers who came to talk about issues of representation in the media.
Check out Media Matters, VPC’s blog on current issues in popular media for ideas and examples on Racialization in the Media.