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Robert Jensen: Media Consumption Crises

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 -
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Women's Community Center (Fire Truck House, First Floor)

The Women's Community Center presents Robert Jensen: Media Consumption Crises

Join us at the Women’s Community Center to hear University of Texas Professor Robert Jensen speak on “Media Consumption Crises.” Jensen will discuss the relationship of hyper-mediated culture and mass-marketed consumption to social and ecological crises. How do contemporary news and entertainment media shape our understanding of self and society? How does contemporary consumerism affect the larger living world? How should we understand the multiple, cascading crises of our time?

We welcome those of all genders, identities, and backgrounds.


Co-sponsored by:  OpenXChange | Office of Community Engagement and Diversity | Haas Center for Public Service | Feminist Gender and Sexuality Studies | The Markaz: Resource Center | LGBT CRC | The Clayman Institute for Gender Research


About Robert Jensen:

Robert Jensen is a professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin and board member of the Third Coast Activist Resource Center in Austin. He is the author of Plain Radical: Living, Loving, and Learning to Leave the Planet Gracefully(Counterpoint/Soft Skull, 2015). Jensen’s other books include Arguing for Our Lives: A User’s Guide to Constructive Dialogue (City Lights, 2013); All My Bones Shake: Seeking a Progressive Path to the Prophetic Voice, (Soft Skull Press, 2009); Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity (South End Press, 2007); The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege (City Lights, 2005); Citizens of the Empire: The Struggle to Claim Our Humanity (City Lights, 2004); and Writing Dissent: Taking Radical Ideas from the Margins to the Mainstream(Peter Lang, 2002). Jensen is also co-producer of the documentary film “Abe Osheroff: One Foot in the Grave, the Other Still Dancing” (Media Education Foundation, 2009), which chronicles the life and philosophy of the longtime radical activist.  His articles can be found online at

Event Sponsor: 
Clayman Institute for Gender Research, LGBT Community Resources Center, OpenXChange, Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, The Markaz, Women's Community Center, Haas Center for Public Service
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