2019 Annual Meeting: Thur May 30

2019 May 15
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Business Meeting: Membership up-or-down vote on Proposed Budget and Board of Directors for 2020

Special Program: Media Literacy Roundtable

“20/20 Vision in the 2020 Elections: Fake News, Real Democracy”

The Friends of Rochambeau Library will host a roundtable in the Community Room of the library. Our special guest panelists for this community conversation will be the Honorable Nirva LaFortune, City Council Member for Ward 3 in Providence; Kate Coyne-McCoy, political consultant and public policy expert from Harvard Kennedy School of Government; Ian Donnis, political correspondent for RI NPR; and Pamela Steager, state coordinator of Media Literacy Now RI and co-author of the forthcoming book, The Library Screen Scene. The roundtable will be moderated by Dr. Renee Hobbs, Director of the Media Education Lab at the University of Rhode Island.


Conversation will focus on what false information is, how it spreads and influences our world, as well as practical advice for stemming its dissemination. The roundtable will have a forty-minute discussion and then address audience questions. Audience members will have a chance to submit questions during the event. The program will open with a short business meeting introducing Friends of Rochambeau’s plans for the year ahead, including our proposed Budget and Board of Directors. Light refreshments provided, and the program is free and open to the public.


Our guests are very generous to bring insights from firsthand experience to an open forum. Attendees will have a clearer answer to the question, “what is fake news and why does it matter?”


This program is brought to you by the Friends of Rochambeau Library, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization supporting the work of our library in our community.


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