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August 14 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 3:30 pm EDT

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  • Summer 2021
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  • Online
Room: Zoom Room 3

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Sensitivity Reader Training: How to Become a Sensitivity Reader

Misrepresentation in media is rampant, but what if you could help authors write characters in an accurate and respectful way? If you belong to a marginalized group (People of Color/LGBTQ+/Disability/etc.) or have worked in an occupation that is often misrepresented in media (Military/Police/etc.) you could become a new type of editor called a Sensitivity Reader. In this course, we will discuss the purpose of reading works for accurate representation, how to identify stereotypes and harmful content in a manuscript and how to give feedback to authors. This is an introductory course to becoming a sensitivity reader in your everyday life or simply to be more aware of misrepresentation in media for all types of people.

Please note: This class or event will be held online (using Zoom or a similar live platform). To participate, students or attendees should have a stable internet connection. Class participants: you should have a computer or device with a webcam and microphone; and your Zoom link will be automatically sent to you after you register.

Prerequisite: Open to: writers with some experience