Media literacy workshop for teens, parents

A “Media Literacy Workshop”  set for 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Mercer Island Library is to encourage self-esteem in tweens and teens by deconstructing unrealistic expectations of them as demonstrated on TV and in magazines. The goal is to help youth think critically about mass media and advertisement and to decipher messages about beauty, gender roles and sexuality.

The workshop is geared toward boys and girls ages 10 to 15 and parents. The workshop is presented by Laura Heck, a marriage and family therapist in private practice in the greater Seattle area. Registration is not required. For more information, contact Carrie Bowman at 236-3537.


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