This two-workshop series will explain mis- and disinformation and help people avoid falsehoods – individually and in community with others. Part 1 will share the difference between these terms, why falsehoods are coursing through our spaces and its impact on populations of all kinds. Part 2 will share practical tips people can use when looking for information, checking sources and discussing issues with others. Grounded in social science research and values like respect and courage, the program builds relationships and trust among participants to foster a community-based approach to this pervasive problem.
The workshops will be led by Truth in Common founder Deanna Troust. Troust is a consultant and entrepreneur with decades of expertise in inclusive social change, and draws on her several years in partnership with disinformation researchers at New York University.