Welcome to our informational site based off of KQED’s “Do Now” program to inform students and classes all over America about upcoming public policy initiatives. We were assigned to choose a topic to address within the new President’s first 100 days in office and decided to write about activism, the evolution of it into the 21st century, and the future of its encompassing power.  Our article is designed to be helpful, uniformed, and evocative concerning modern protesting, complete with personalized infographics, logos, and political cartoons to help our audiences. To learn more about our assignment, Join the Conversation

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The emergence of “slacktivism” through power on social media is questionable, when its effects are carried worldwide yet the issue at hand is still very much unsolved back home. But the questions are raised when considering if some work is better than none at all. These issues regarding corrupted democracy, climate change, and human rights, have evolved since the action of protesting gave people a voice hundreds of years ago, including the Civil Rights Movement, war protesting, and many more issues. With online support, like Twitter hashtags such as #BlackLivesMatter and #BringBackOurGirls can take the issue to a level beyond the community it affects. But at what cost? When a hashtag is the only thing to carry the issue above ground, some ideals and goals of the movement may be forgotten when you get a tweet trending.

Check out our blog to read the featured post on #RO17ActivismNow. Keep in mind these questions and thoughts during the reading:

  • How does social media reflect on the issues we want to raise awareness for? Comparison and balance of positive or negative effects?
  • To what extent can activism on social media make effective change to local issues beyond awareness of the issue?
  • How is “effective change” defined, on social media and in local communities?

Welcome to our informational site based off of KQED’s “Do Now” program to inform students and classes all over America about upcoming public policy initiatives. We were assigned to choose a topic to address within the new President’s first 100 days in office and decided to write about activism, the evolution of it into the 21st century, and the future of its encompassing power.  Our article is designed to be helpful, uniformed, and evocative concerning modern protesting, complete with personalized infographics, logos, and political cartoons to help our audiences. To learn more about our assignment, Join the Conversation