Erica Fyvie is a writer and editor in Toronto. Her first book, Trash Revolution, published by Kids Can Press, was published in 2018, and her second, Mad for Ads: How Advertising Gets (and Stays) in Our Heads, came out in 2021.
Trash Revolution: How did we get here, garbage-wise? I start with an early examination of how people lived and the garbage they created and compare it to our waste issues today. The presentation includes audience participation and slideshow.
Mad for Ads: I discuss the history of advertising directly to and for children. What tools do marketers use to convince us to buy things? How can we become media literate and still appreciate pop culture? The presentation includes a group game and slideshow.