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HCA WA Chapter Evening with Michelle Lipkin

Do you know what your children are looking at on Social media?

Dear Harvard Club of Australia WA members and Friends

It is with genuine pleasure the Harvard Club of Australia joins with the USA Consulate in Western Australia to invites you to an evening of networking and discussion – on a topic that many of us are trying to understand the ramifications of. Children aged 8 to 18 spend more time with media than they do at school or with their parents.

We are delighted to give you the opportunity to hear from Michelle Lipkin who will discuss the many ways – both positive and negative – in which media impacts our children’s lives. Topics for discussion will include social media, digital citizenship and media literacy. She will also provide tips on how to navigate parenting in this digital age, and the various forms of media that are a significant part of our children’s lives. Michelle’s visit to Perth is sponsored by the U.S. Consulate.

We hope that you will join us for this special event.


Date:     Monday 27 August
Time:     5:30pm – 7:00pm
Place:    Clayton Utz again as gracious hosts: QV1 Level 27, 250 St Georges Tce, Perth WA
Cost:      $25pp
Who:     Michelle Lipkin – Media Technology and Children (Please see bio below)
Special Guest: Ms Rachel Cooke – US Consul General to Western Australia:

Michelle Ciulla Lipkin is the Executive Director of the National Association for Media Literacy Education. As Executive Director, Michelle has helped NAMLE grow to be the preeminent media literacy education association in the U.S. She launched the first ever Media Literacy Week in the U.S., developed strategic partnerships with media companies such as Participant Media, Nickelodeon, and Twitter, and restructured both the governance and membership of the organization. She has also overseen four national conferences and done countless appearances at conferences and in the media regarding the importance of media literacy education. Michelle has advocated for greater media literacy education through CNN, PBS News Hour, NPR, The New York Times, and Al Jazeera English. See Michelle’s recent CNN appearances here.

Michelle is currently an adjunct lecturer at Brooklyn College in the TV/Radio department where she teaches media criticism and media literacy. Michelle also serves as a representative for NAMLE on the Council of Communication Associations and a judge for What’s Your Story? Youth Media Contest. To read about Michelle’s personal journey to media literacy, see this article from PBS News Hour.