Joan Garry will talk about “Media and its Impact on Changing Hearts and Minds” at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 12, in the Irvin L. Young Auditorium. It’s the next Fall 2012 Contemporary Issues Lecture.
“Joan M. Garry, former Executive Director of GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), is recognized as one of the most vocal, passionate and effective civil rights leaders in America. Garry began her professional career as part of the management team that launched MTV in 1981. Currently a featured blogger at The Huffington Post, she offers commentary on issues of relevance to the gay community as a columnist with The Washington Blade and on a number of television and radio outlets, and her personal essays have been published in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and other national publications.” –from the lecture series web site
Andersen Library has related information if you’d like to learn more, either before or after the lecture. Search HALCAT for books or videos such as Queer airwaves: The story of gay and lesbian broadcasting (3rd-floor Main Collection, PN1990.9.H64 J64 2001), Mediated: How the Media Shapes Your World and the Way You Live in It (3rd-floor Main Collection, P94 .D393 2006), Coloring the news: How political correctness has corrupted American journalism (3rd-floor Main Collection, PN4888.M66 M39 2003), and Images that injure: Pictorial stereotypes in the media (3rd-floor Main Collection, P96.S74 I45 2003). Search article databases to find articles such as “Joan Garry” (Our States: U.S. Government & Civic Leaders, 2011, p.1), “Growing pains at GLAAD” (Advocate, 2005, April 26, pp. 33- 37), “Stereotype or success? Prime-time television’s portrayals of gay male, lesbian, and bisexual characters” (Journal of Homosexuality, 2006, vol.51:no.2, pp. 19-38), “Gay Marriage in Television News: Voice and Visual Representation in the Same-Sex Marriage Debate” (Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 2010, vol.54:no.1, pp.24-39), and articles written by Garry, such as “Taking on Dr. Laura and ‘The Times’ ” (Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide, 2008, vol.15:no.6, pp.27-28).
If you’d like assistance with finding additional materials, please ask a librarian.