A New Lecture Series at OU-Tulsa Explores Media Effects on Teen Self-Perception

Tulsa, Oklahoma – On today's StudioTulsa, we chat with Erin Walsh, an expert on how today's media affects young people, their families, and their communities. Walsh, who's worked with the National Institute on Media and the Family and is a key player in the MediaWise movement, will speak in Tulsa tomorrow night (Tuesday the 9th) at 6:30pm in the Perkins Auditorium at the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Learning Center (located at 41st and Yale). Walsh will give a talk entitled "Jolts and Tricks: Unpacking the Power of the Media," and her lecture will be the first in a three-part, free-to-the-public lecture series that is focused on how media influences teenagers' ideas of self-perception --- and that is being presented by OU-Tulsa in association with the Youth Philanthropy Initiative. On Tuesday of next week, the 16th, a presentation called "Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n Roll" will be offered by Dr. Robert Block of the Department of Pediatrics at the OU School of Community Medicine. Then, on the following Tuesday, which is the 23rd, "Consumed: Teenage Captives in a Media-Saturated Society" will be presented by the Youth Philanthropy Initiative. For more information about this series, please call 918-660-3317.