Lauri Lyons

Author. Photographer. Director. Publisher. Teacher.
Location: New York, New York
Nationality: Jamaican American
Biography: Lauri Lyons was born in the Bronx, New York and traveled globally with her military family. She earned a BFA in Media Arts from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. For many years Lauri worked as a Photo Editor for several national magazines... read on
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Virtual Class: Social Justice & Diversity in the Media
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Sep 28, 2020
Location: Virtual Remote

Instructor: Lauri Lyons 
Register: $246.00 

Date Start: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 
Date End: Tuesday, December 8, 2020 
Time: 7:30-10:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

In this course students will examine how media arts has been used to portray and influence American social justice movements, issues around cultural diversity, and economics of the media industry. Through discussion and presentations by guest speakers, the class will explore protest narratives, including Black Lives Matter, the Vietnam War protests, and the Civil Rights movement.

Discussions will also address and investigate issues around representation and cultural diversity in pop culture, as well as the media’s impact on our psychology through the promotion of stereotypes and the 24-hour news cycle. Finally, the class will investigate equality and inequality within the media industry, both on the employee and economic side. 

Between class meetings students will view historical and contemporary films, photography, videos, social media, and artist interviews, which will then lead into the discussion topic during class. This course will provide a historical and cultural context for a critical understanding of today’s media landscape. 

Open to students 18 and above. View complete policies. In this remote class, students will participate in live group discussions via Zoom. All assigned materials will be discussed during the live class session. Short videos and presentations will be viewed in class, and full length films and interviews will be viewed outside of class time. 

Required hardware: A computer, tablet, or smartphone with internet access, a camera, and microphone for class meetings and to capture and upload work. 

Required supplies for the first class: Pen or pencil; notebook or sketchbook.

Questions? Contact MCAD Continuing Education at continuing_education@mcad.ed or call 612.874.3765.


Date Start: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 
 Date End: Tuesday, December 8, 2020 
 Time: 7:30-10:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)


Course Details 
 SKU: CSLA 1810 01 FA20


Room: Online 
 Age Group: Adults
 Age Requirement: Open to students ages 18 and above.


Days of Week: Tuesday 
 Categories: Professional Development and Liberal Arts
 Online Classes
 Prerequisites: None




Hope to see you there,
 Lauri Lyons


Social Justice & Diversity in the Media (Remote Format)
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