Four members of the St. Lawrence University community recently attended and presented at the 2021 Critical Media Literacy Conference of the Americas (CMLCA), held virtually October 15-17, 2021. All four are involved with Weave News, an independent media outlet founded at St. Lawrence in 2007.
Amanda Barreto Salgueiro ’23, a global studies and environmental studies double major from Campos Dos Goytacazes, Brazil, and Mariam Waqar Khattak ’23, a global studies major from Abbottabad, Pakistan, led a session on an Instagram series launched by the news outlet in July 2020 where the goal was to “unpack key aspects of the ‘normative cultures’ that help frame ‘the unspoken rules and structures of our societies,’” according to the outlet’s summary of the conference.
Cassandra Kunert ’21, who graduated in April having double majored in global studies and government, and Professor of Global Studies John Collins co-presented a session focused on their work with Weave News and St. Lawrence’s Richard F. Brush Art Gallery.
Weave News is a global community of grassroots journalists who are committed to weaving a better world by promoting social justice and investigating underreported stories, highlighting alternative perspectives, and promoting grassroots media production and critical media literacy. Collins, as well as St. Lawrence students and alumni, developed Weave News following a global studies course focused on stories underreported by mainstream media outlets.
Views expressed on the Weave News website, in Weave News programming, and on Weave News social media channels do not reflect the positions or viewpoints of St. Lawrence University.