Lighting the Magic Lantern: Social Justice, Media Literacy and Empowerment Open Access
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Lighting the Magic Lantern: Social Justice, Media Literacy and Empowerment Media literacy programs have the potential to transform our social landscape if they are engaging women and girls as critically informed producers of visual culture. Currently, many programs set out to achieve this in the United States, varying wildly in institutional context and financial circumstances. Empowering media literacy education has the potential to be a radical, transformative project. This paper will turn a critical eye toward existing programs, and offer suggestions for future educators.