Speaking Up: Using Film to Document Youth Voices

Presented by Dr. Lauren McClanahan


Media can be a powerful way for youth to raise their voices and share issues that matter to them. Please join us in this session where we will screen a series of short documentary films written, shot and edited by local middle school students. Topics of these films include climate justice, immigration, same-sex marriage and more. Tips and guidelines will be shared with teachers and/or youth who may be interested in harnessing the power of digital storytelling in their own contexts.


About the Presenter

Dr. Lauren McClanahan is a Professor of Secondary Education at WWU. With a background in critical media literacy, she also directs the Bellingham Youth Media Project.


Primary Audience

Adults: Community, Educators
Youth: Teens (13-18)