Restoring Respect 7th Annual Civility Conference: Media Literacy: Finding Truth in a Post-Truth World

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Restoring Respect 7th Annual Civility Conference: Media Literacy: Finding Truth in a Post-Truth World

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Date and Time

  • Wednesday, April 11, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Location

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, Rotunda & Theater

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110

Cost

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“Fake news is a sign of intolerant and hypersensitive attitudes, and leads only to the spread of arrogance and hatred. That is the end result of untruth." — Pope Francis

"An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people." — Thomas Jefferson.

Fake news and deliberate disinformation in both traditional and social media poses a serious threat to our democracy and the civil health of our communities. This year's Restoring Respect conference is dedicated to the theme of Media Literacy: Finding Truth in a Post Truth World. With workshops, speakers and panels across three days (April 10, 11 and 12) at San Diego City College, San Diego Mesa College and the University of San Diego, renowned Pulitzer Prize-winning and award-winning journalists, media experts and community leaders will explore the issue of "fake news," its impact on the health of our democracy and tools and methods to discern truth from disinformation.

Join us for our plenary session with keynote address and spotlight panel on media literacy April 11 (8 a.m.-noon) at the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice and our afternoon workshop Sorting Fake News From Real News Without Starting a Fistfight: The Practicality of Civil Dialogue."

Plenary Session, April 11, 2018 8 a.m.-Noon Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice Theater, 

Welcome Remarks: The Reverend George Walker Smith, founder, Catfish Club; James Harris, Ph.D., President, University of San Diego; Constance Carroll, Ph.D., Chancellor, San Diego Community College District; Mara Elliot, City Attorney, City of San Diego

Keynote Address:  News, Funny News and Fake News

Introduction: Tom Karlo, General Manager KPBS Radio & Television

Keynote Speaker: Steve Breen, San Diego Union-Tribune Pulitzer Prize Winning Political Cartoonist 

Spotlight Panel: Finding Truth in a Post-Truth World

  • City Attorney Mara Elliot
  • Matt Hall, Union Tribune editorial and opinion director
  • Kathleen Bade, San Diego Fox 5 Evening News Anchor
  • Natalie Walsh,  KPBS  executive producer for news
  • Scott Lewis, Voice of San Diego Editor in Chief
  • Tony Perry, Former LA Times Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter.

Moderator: Carl Luna, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, San Diego Mesa College, Director, Institute for Civil Civic Engagement.

Workshop, April 11, 2018 12:30-2:30 p.m. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice AB 

Sorting Fake News From Real News Without Starting a Fistfight: The Practicality of Civil Dialogue."

Faculty and staff from the Institute for Civil Dialogue (Arizona State University) conducts a workshop on using Civil Dialogue® (CD) to drive fact-based dialogues on your campuses and in your communities and organizations.

  • Plenary Session, April 11, 2018 8am-Noon Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice Theater,
  • Workshop, April 11, 2018 12:30pm-2:30pm Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice AB

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