On Thursday, January 30th at 7:30pm, Stephen Apkon will be the speaker presenting Heard In Rye’s workshop, “Parenting in the Age of the Image-What Every Parent Should Know.”
Apkon will explore ways that parents can help prepare their children to use visual media-television, movies, the Internet, in a positive way, and contribute as creators instead of consumers.
Apkon will be showing that when today’s adults were growing up that literacy meant being able to learn to read and write, and now it is important for today’s children to be digitally literate.
Apkon is the Founder and Executive
Director of the Jacob Burns Film Center, a non-profit film and educational
organization located in Pleasantville, NY.
He wrote The Age of the Image, which concentrates on the meaning of literacy in a world of screens.
All are welcome to attend this interesting and thought-provoking presentation on Thursday, January 30, at 7:30 p.m. at The Osborn*, which is located at 101 Theall Road in Rye. The first fifty attendees will receive a complimentary copy of The Age of the Image.
Heard in Rye is sponsored by the parents' organizations of public, independent, and nursery schools in Rye, Rye Neck, Rye Brook and other neighboring communities, as well as the Rye YMCA and the Rye Police Benevolent Association. More information is available on the Heard in Rye website: www.heardinrye.org.
*Please note that the location for this event is The Osborn Retirement Community, NOT Osborn School. All interested adults and teenagers are welcome and encouraged to attend!