NORTH AMERICAN GAPMIL: LONDON DECLARATION, Sept 2016
A group of media and information literacy educators and organizations representing a broad range of sectors met in London, Ontario at Western University on Sept. 20 and 21, 2016 to form the North American Sub-Chapter of the UNESCO-initiated Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL) network. Through GAPMIL, organizations from over eighty countries have agreed to join forces and work together on Media and Information Literacy (MIL) initiatives that cross cultural barriers and enhance global dialogue and cooperation. Together, the organizations promote capacity building and support MIL in homes, schools and communities through initiatives that reinforce education and civic participation. The North American Chapter will be co-chaired by CML's Tessa Jolls and Michael Hoechsmann, Associate Professor, Lakehead University, Orillia, Canada.