Washington State

Washington State2016-11-29T16:59:48+00:00

News: Gov. Jay Inslee signs Washington state media literacy bill, SSB6273, Tuesday March 29.

Chapter Leader

Claire-BeachFor over 30 years Claire Beach has worked with young people in a variety of settings. She has managed youth programs, been a youth street worker for inner city teens, and taught video and media literacy skills to hundreds of young people.

An award-winning documentary filmmaker, she taught video production  and media literacy in public schools for 15 years.

She is currently serving as president of Action For Media Education, a non-profit organization at the University of Washington, dedicated to expanding media education and literacy.action-for-media-education-300

clairedbeach@yahoo.com
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Current Activity

Signed into law!

image1Becky Gibbons, Claire Beach, Michael Danielson, Lynn Ziegler, Barbara Johnson showing off their ceremonial signing pens in front of Washington state Capitol in Olympia on Tuesday, March 29.

The bill was introduced Jan. 13 along with 8 co-sponsors and the companion House Bill 2595 was introduced the next day with 7 co-sponsors.

Linda Kennedy, Action for Media Education, speaks at hearing

Linda Kennedy, Action for Media Education, speaks at Senate hearing

 updated 3/2/16

Press

Liias bill would help students navigate perils of digital influences

Edmonds Beacon
Students would receive better guidance and tools in navigating the pitfalls of digital media and communication, under legislation sponsored by Sen. Marko Liias of the 21st District, which includes Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mukilteo. “In our increasingly digital age, it’s imperative that parents and schools do everything possible to help young students learn how to responsibly assess digital opportunities and access them safely and productively,” Liias said. “From media messages, both direct and indirect, to bullying and other harmful practices, today’s kids face no end of challenges for which few of us are prepared.”

The Action for Media Education team meeting with legislators. From left, Marilyn Cohen, Nick Pernisco, Rep. Strom Peterson, Sen. Marko Liias, Claire Beach, Linda Kennedy, Barbara Johnson, Lilia Cabelo, Michael Danielson.

The Action for Media Education team meeting with legislators. From left, Marilyn Cohen, Nick Pernisco, Rep. Strom Peterson, Sen. Marko Liias, Claire Beach, Linda Kennedy, Barbara Johnson, Lilia Cabelo, Michael Danielson.