Chicago South Side Mission! LOTUS: Insight-Media…
LotUS programming is designed to empower children from underserved communities.
Insight: Media Literacy (After-school program)
LOTUS has worked together with Motivated Awareness, Dr. SaFiya Hoskins and Dr. Lance Williams to create a program that aims to end recidivism and other self-destructive behaviors while improving a student's academic drive and proficiency, critical thought and overall potential.
The Insight mission is “To promote media literacy in youth through critical thinking in order to identify the effects of mass media and comprehend its influence and impact on society and culture.”
Course Description: Insight provides an introduction to the media and the ways it/they influence and impact social, business, political, and popular culture in America.
Insight explores the unique aspects of each medium as well as interactions across various media that combine to create rich environments for information sharing, entertainment, business and social interaction in the US and around the world.
Students will learn to:
Describe structure of society (affords initiates a global perspective).
Identify the influence of major societal industries in an effort to place themselves on to successful paths
Identify symbols, concepts and philosophies that originated in ancient times, and articulate applications towards their own lives.
Analyze the psycho-socio-emotional impact of media on slavery, poverty, gang activity, education and incarceration and its effects on today’s society.
Identify the effects/triggers of media and the effects in their own lives in order to use them as tools for their success.
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