Sat, Nov 06|
Wisdom to Know the Difference
Finding Serenity in a Time of Misinformation
Time & Location
Nov 06, 2021, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM CDT
About The Event
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.
Daily we are bombarded by an overwhelming amount of media, and we find ourselves in a time of unprecedented access to information, opinions, and data - from politics to the pandemic; how do we determine what is true and beneficial when so much misinformation and disinformation exists? How might we change our relationship with the media we consume and our presence on social media?
In this 2-part workshop, Amanda will explore current trends in misinformation and best practices for how to understand, filter, and engage with various information. Then, Casey will discuss how to practice social media with intention using the model of the well-known Serenity Prayer as a guide. Finally, there will be some time for questions and answers from participants.
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS
Amanda Sprott-Goldson is the Information Literacy & Online Learning Librarian at Queens University of Charlotte. Amanda has been an academic librarian since 2016, and she was a public librarian for seven years prior to that. She has her Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Washington, and her Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from the University of South Carolina. As you can surmise, Amanda is an avid reader, and you can find her in her down time drinking coffee with a good book. Amanda and her spouse, Marion, live in Durham, North Carolina.
Casey Perkins-Lawrence is a Personal Coach, Spiritual Director, and Labyrinth Facilitator who connects with people on the journey to living a life they love. Casey holds a BA in English and Minority Studies from Georgia Southwestern State University. After working in healthcare marketing for nearly a decade he moved with his husband, Gabriel, to Sewanee, where both are working on master’s degrees at The School of Theology. Casey is the marketing and communications manager for the Sisters of St. Mary.