Dialogue – The importance of representation in children’s media | October 7th

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Children’s views on race, ethnicity and identity are shaped by what they see in media, including television. Social media influencers are seen as role models by children as young as primary school. How does this representation influence what children understand about the ‘other” and about cross- cultural understanding? What type of representation do they see in the most popular children’s television programs, especially those that are seen across the globe. 

This session will be in English and will be moderated by Sherri Hope Culver, director of the Center for Media and Information Literacy (CMIL) at Temple University.


Alison Stewart, children’s media consultant and former director of  CBBC, children’s channel of the BBC

Makeda Mays-Green, VP Digital Consumer Insights, Nickelodeon

Shabnam Rezaei, Co-founder and president, Big Bad Boo Studios, producer/director The Bravest Knight, creator 16 Hudson, 1001 Nights, Lili & Lola