Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Dr. Everett moderates discussion at Loussac Library on how the media shapes our reality of the justice system

L to r: Christin Gheen, UAA/APU Books of the Year Coordinator;
Dr. Ron Everett, UAA Justice Center; Rayette Sterling, Adult Services
Coordinator Librarian; Bill Hall, Let's Talk Anchorage.
Dr. Ron Everett, Justice faculty, moderated the discussion for "How Does the Media Shape Our Reality of the Justice System" on October 15 at the Loussac Library.

About a dozen people participated in the conversation which focused on understanding the influence of the media, and how the media can give rise to misperceptions about crime, criminals, victims, and the operation of the criminal justice system.

This event  is part of the Conversation Salon Series: "Information Is Not Knowledge: How Media Influences Our Reality," co-hosted  by UAA/APU Books of the Year,  the Anchorage Public Library, and Let's Talk Anchorage.  The discussions in this series are based on Brooke Gladstone's book, The Influencing Machine.

Let's Talk Anchorage is a local group interested in encouraging civic dialogue at the library.

Conversation Salon Series discussions are held every third Tuesday of the month, from October to May 2013, in the Ann Stevens Room of the Loussac Library.   The sessions are not presentations, but opportunities for attendees to discuss issues relevant to themselves and the community. For more information contact Rayette Sterling at 343-2856.