Media literacy in the ‘fake fact’ era

Docu-series tour comes to Midcoast

Jul 17, 2017
The “Arresting Knowledge” tour’s pilot event was in Los Angeles last spring.

Belfast — “Arresting Knowledge,” a new project from the nonprofit Artists for Literacy, will wrap up its multi-city interactive teaching tour and docu-series focused on media overload and misinformation Wednesday, July 26, at 2 p.m. at the Colonial Theatre, 163 High St.

“Arresting Knowledge” creates a forum for all citizens to be active participants in an engaging conversation about media literacy in the "fake fact" era. The event is free and open to the public, age 16 and older. During the empowering, community-based event, participants will examine the current media overload crisis; and gain media literacy tools and skills to spark new critical ways to think about everything, from ‘fake news’ and misleading ads to entertainment and social media content.

The dynamic, interactive gathering will be broadcast live on Facebook and featured in an upcoming docu-series. The tour kicked off July 4 at Stanford University's Newsroom By The Bay before its first free and open to the public forum debuted in Sacramento on July 6. The East Coast tour began July 16 in Philadelphia.

For more information and the reserve a spot, visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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