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Friday, October 19 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
A to B: Making Something that Means Something with the Bubbler's Media Academy

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The Bubbler at Madison Public Library’s Media Academy program developed from years of trial and error experiences of working with community partners to better serve some of Madison’s most at-risk youth. Media Academy is an intensive summer experience that empowers youth voices to tackle issues that matter to them in writing, music and beat creation, documentary production, and brand design. In this session, MPL’s Media Instructor Rob Franklin, teen intern James Horton, Jr. and teen librarian Jesse Vieau will share some best practices (and our failures!) in the recruitment of high risk teens, working with a huge variety of community partners, and creating a wide variety of media with intention for capturing teen’s voices, passions, and talents.

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Rob Franklin

Media Instructor, The Bubbler at Madison Public Library
Rob Franklin, also known as Rob Dz, is the Media Projects Bubblerarian for the Madison Public Library. As a resident teaching artist for the Making Justice program his primary residency focus is on Hip Hop and Spoken Word as a positive form of self-expression. Franklin also teaches... Read More →

James Horton Jr.

A 2017 National Public Libraries intern, James Horton Jr. worked with media academy instructors to teach youth how to create hip-hop, and how to use the hip-hop as a way of spreading a socially charged and important message. While also creating original content in a soundtrack for... Read More →

Karen Reece

Karen Reece, Ph.D., is the President and co-founder of Urban Community Arts Network, a Madison, WI non-profit focused on professional development for urban artists and building equity in the local music and entertainment scene. Karen develops programming, writes grants and curriculum... Read More →
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Jesse Vieau

Teen Services librarian, The Bubbler at Madison Public Library
Jesse Vieau is a Teen Services Librarian who’s daily work puts him in the community to network with, and provide resources for, teens, teachers, social service agencies, community leaders, and others who provide direct service to teens.  He is a passionate advocate for teens and... Read More →

Friday October 19, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Idea Lab (fits 24 people, LOWER LEVEL)

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