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In a world saturated in media communication and cultural polarization, it is imperative that faith leaders are able to understand and interpret the messages their parishioners are consuming. In this one-day workshop, you will learn:
- How to identify and challenge faulty beliefs about media and their content
- How marketing and advertising influence audiences through news, information and entertainment.
- How to protect ones self and others from being overwhelmed by the flood of information and stimulation
- How to identify values and belief systems present in media companies and messages
- How to navigate more effectively in a social media world to achieve meaningful results
- How to apply Christian social justice principles to media
- How to become conscious, critical consumers
- How to gain control over your own mental discernment processes as they relate to media consumption
- How to develop healthy boundaries and guidelines for consuming media
Registration, Meals, and Parking
|Registration Fee:||$89 per person|
|$49 for Iliff alumni|
|$20 for current Iliff students|
Discounts are available for groups attending from a single organization. Contact the program for more information.
Location & Accessibility
This event is held at the Iliff School of Theology, 2323 East Iliff Avenue, Denver. The main entrance to the facility is at the south end of the building, and is accessed from East Iliff Avenue. Please note that we have a secure campus, so older entrances (the north doors of Iliff Hall, and the breezeway between Iliff Hall and the newer buildings) are now locked at all times. Our facilities are ADA-compliant.
Visitor parking is available in the B lot. Parking is $1.50 per hour, to a maximum of $8.00 per day. On-street paid parking is also available on Gaylord Street just north of East Iliff Avenue. The parking garage at the Newman Center (the P lot) is also available, and can be accessed off of East Wesley Avenue between South University and South York Street. For more parking information, including a map, click here.
Registration does not include meals, although light snacks and refreshments throughout the day. There are many meal options within three blocks of Iliff, and we will allow 90 minutes for lunch. Ordering food for delivery is an option as well.
Both the Iliff and the University of Denver campuses are smoke-free. Smoking is not allowed in buildings or anywhere on campus.
About Dr. Riley
Serving in the United Methodist Church, Pastor Robin Riley understands the unique challenges facing ministers in a media saturated culture. He has been a passionate educator on this subject for three decades, from his teaching in higher education, to his video and film production work. Pastor Riley brings his personal discoveries and insights into this information-packed study of media, culture and church life. With a Ph.D. in Communication Studies and a background in mass media, media ethics, and production, he offers unique insights that will empower you in your personal and work life. He challenges commonly held assumptions and opens our eyes to an enriched way of viewing and consuming media. In today’s electronic world, there is no subject more important than media education. Join us for this special workshop.