CALB to Host Teen Empowerment Workshops

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The Cultural Alliance of Long Beach (CALB) ends its Summer Youth Program with two teen empowerment workshops.

Public Speaking for Teens is Tuesday, July 29 from 6:00 – 9:00pm. Participants will learn the basics of public speaking, including organizing your presentations, engaging the audience and effective body language. There will be time to practice and receive feedback. This workshop is perfect for students interested in leadership, performing arts, or a desire to improve their communication skills.

Workshop facilitated by Paula Castro, Communication and Speech Instructor at California State University Long Beach and Long Beach City College.

Media Literacy for Teens will be held on Thursday, July 31 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. The average American Teenager is exposed to over 250,000 advertisements by the age of 17; ads that often depict unhealthy messages about body image, sexuality, and gender. Media literate youth and adults are better able to understand the complex, subliminal messages that often reinforce negative gender stereotypes and unrealistic views of beauty and acceptance. Participants will learn how to recognize bias, spin, misinformation and lies, and how these messages can have a negative impact on self-esteem and body image. We will also use critical thinking skills to analyze and deconstruct common media images to learn how these messages shape our culture and society, and recognize what advertisers want us to believe and do.

Media Literacy for Teens is facilitated by Sarah Kannel, CSULB Junior majoring in Anthropology and Women’s Gender Studies. Co-facilitated by Paula Castro.

Both workshops are free and open to the public. Call Desiree at 562-882-2183 for details.

The Cultural Alliance of Long Beach is a 501c3 nonprofit located in downtown Long Beach at 729 Pine Avenue. Check our website for other events, classes and workshops.

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