Trope Talks


Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 1:00pm to 2:30pm


Emerson 201


Harm does not occur in a vacuum but is the result of power dynamics that manifest and reinforce themselves across the social ecology. The messages we are exposed to on a societal, communal, relationship, and individual level shape our understanding of how we evaluate behavior. On a societal level, media messaging plays a tremendous role in creating and fostering harmful narratives. Trope Talks look at examples of media messaging that have an immediate impact on the safety, visibility, and empowerment of marginalized groups of society.