Changing the Lens: Harnessing the Power of Social & Digital Media to Promote Social Justice
Former teacher, education equality advocate and documentary filmmaker Kelly Amis presents her work using film to help further social justice aims and shares practical ways that every citizen can engage in transforming the world through digital and social media. This multimedia presentation includes examples of short films and videos promoting social justice and also looks at outreach and advocacy via social media, the use of cell phones and GoPro cameras for social justice advocacy, and the responsibilities of documentary filmmakers and citizen reporters alike.
Changing the Lens: Black Boys
In this multimedia presentation, writer, filmmaker and education equality advocate Kelly Amis discusses how digital and social media can be used to counter well-worn negative media representations of African American boys...and why we must do so. Sharing films, video clips and impact data from her award-winning short film series TEACHED, Amis shows how she has used digital and social media to educate, enlighten and inspire audiences around the world, and explains why she is so passionate about race and education equality.
Previous Engagements: Oakland City Hall ● The Salesforce Foundation ● U.S. Department of Education ● Museum of the Moving Image ● The Kapor Center for Social Justice ● ASU-Global Silicon Valley Summit ● The Atlantic Race & Justice Summit ● U.S. Consulate, Melbourne, Australia ● Australian Council for Education Research ● Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation ● Black Alliance for Educational Options ● University of California, Los Angeles ● University of California, Berkeley ● Stanford University ● University of Loyola Marymount ● Teach for America 20th Year Summit ● The Wellcome Collection, London ● Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow ● Houston Chamber of Commerce ● Los Angeles Public Library ● New Schools Venture Fund ● Georgetown University-Prisons and Justice Initiative ● Brooklyn Law School ● Stanford University ● Girls, Inc. ● LinkedIn