The impact of social media on activism

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
PSU 313

Social media has made this generation’s activism significantly different than activism of past generations. How have hashtags, trending, online petitions, fundraising, pictures, live videos, etc. added a level of complexity to the term social activism? What power do social media activists, movement makers and social change supporters possess, and how can this be capitalized on for increased equity and justice? What are the possibilities for inspiration, motivation and change? How are sophisticated technology tools shaping social change in the 21st century?