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Sarachan Presents at Anti-Fascism Conference

November 22, 2022

Professor Jeremy Sarachan, chair of the Department of Media and Communication and director of the Interdisciplinary Arts program, gave a talk at Hofstra University in early November as part of the Anti-Fascism in the 21st Century conference.

Jeremy Sarachan

His presentation, “Media Literacy as a Form of Anti-Fascist Activism,” reviewed changes made in the department's Introduction to Media class that better reflect an ant-fascist and social justice stance. The course includes topics on detecting and thwarting news bias, the importance of representation and diversity in media, and the effects of social media on politics and activism. His talk was part of a panel, “Teaching Anti-Fascism.”

The conference was international in scope and included speakers from the U.K., Germany, Poland, Italy, and Australia, as well as domestic speakers from the University of Pennsylvania, Yale, Penn State, and Evergreen State College. Topics included the historical causes of the rise of fascism, as well as strategies to communicate anti-fascism, and academic research on activists striving to build a global anti-fascist movement.