EUGENE, Ore.—“Beyond Fake News: How We Find Accurate Information About the World,” a community conversation with Kelly McElroy, will be held Thursday, January 31, from 2-3:30 p.m., at the Lane Community College Library, Classroom 229, main campus, 4000 E. 30th Ave., Eugene. This is an opportunity to discuss the effects of news media in shaping opinions and perceptions of current events.
On both national and local levels, Oregonians have seen how the news can both represent and misrepresent the facts at hand. From debate over the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge to the discourse around “alternative facts,” it can seem difficult to find current and accurate information to use as we make decisions in our communities.
McElroy is an outreach librarian at Oregon State University. She is passionate about curiosity in her work to connect people to information. She coedited the Critical Library Pedagogy Handbooks and is interested in engaging communities in thoughtful inquiry about the information they need for school, work, and play.
This conversation is hosted by the Lane Community College Library and sponsored by the Oregon Humanities Conversation Project.
This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited; register online at https://lanecc.libcal.com/event/5021906
For more information contact Claire Dannenbaum. LCC Library, at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Oregon Humanities
Oregon Humanities connects Oregonians to ideas that change lives and transform communities. More information about Oregon Humanities’ programs and publications, which include the Conversation Project, Think & Drink, Humanity in Perspective, Bridging Oregon, Public Program Grants, Responsive Program Grants, and Oregon Humanities magazine, can be found at www.oregonhumanities.org Oregon Humanities is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and a partner of the Oregon Cultural Trust.
About Lane Community College
Lane Community College provides comprehensive, accessible, quality learning opportunities for professional and technical career training, college transfer, business development, employee training, and language and life skills. Lane educates more than 25,000 students annually at six locations in Lane County from the Cascades to the Coast and online. Students and alumni from all 50 states and 79 countries create more than an $850 million dollar impact on the local economy, helping to support more than 13,000 local jobs.
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Lane Community College educates over 25,000 students annually at six locations across Lane County and online. Students and alumni from all 50 states and 79 countries create more than an $850 million dollar impact on the local economy, helping to support more than 13,000 local jobs. Lane provides affordable, quality, professional technical and college transfer programs; business development and employee training; academic, language and life skills development; and lifelong personal development and enrichment courses.