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Misinformation vs. The Machine: Defending Democracy

May 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm MDT

The Colorado Sun and News Literacy Project bring you a three-part series about helping teachers help students evaluate fact from fiction.

Part Three: Defending Democracy: Tools for Teachers during Election Season will be held virtually over Zoom on May 25 from 6-7 p.m. Topics will include a discussion on election integrity and what students should know about this coming election season.

Speakers include:

  • Amanda Gonzalez, Candidate for Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder
  • Jose Vilson, math educator, author and executive director of EduColor
  • Mike Webb, senior vice president of communications, News Literacy Project

Our moderator for the event will be Colorado Sun Senior Editor Dana Coffield.

Can’t make the event? Register anyway and you will receive a recording of the event!

The Colorado Sun is an award-winning news outlet based in Denver, covering all of Colorado so that our state — our community — can better understand itself. We are committed to fact-based, in-depth, nonpartisan journalism. We report on a wide variety of topics and issues, including politics, culture, the outdoor industry and education. As a public benefit corporation, our goal is to produce the best possible journalism without a paywall.

The News Literacy Project is a nonpartisan national education nonprofit, providing programs and resources for educators and the public to teach, learn and share the abilities needed to be smart, active consumers of news and information and equal and engaged participants in a democracy. Its vision is for news literacy to become embedded in the American education experience, and for people of all ages and backgrounds to know how to identify credible news and other information, empowering them to have an equal opportunity to participate in the civic life of their communities and the country. Educators are invited to join NewsLIt Nation to become part of our national community of more than 50,000 educators, with access to perks and all our free teaching resources.

The Colorado Education Association works collectively to provide the best public education for every student. We do this through student-centered learning, professional excellence, and economic investment.