Racial and Social Justice Offline and Online

The rise of the commercialization of the internet has had a strong impact on activist practices. Besides traditional activities on the ground, activists and allies have invested in social networks and digital platforms to raise awareness around social and racial inequality. Online campaigns can be a successful tool for education and anti-bias work by employing a range of different tools and strategies to advocate for communities of different ages, social, and racial backgrounds. Choosing the right words and visual representations, such as avoiding explicit violence, is important in countering dominant narratives that marginalize or exploit certain groups of people. Through readings and discussion, we will explore new forms of online activism and assess how to conduct and support a successful advocacy campaign that incorporates both online and offline tools. We will also meet one of the main collaborators of #JusticeforDulcie, Enver Samuel, who will share their campaign strategy for reaching a larger audience and bringing justice to the anti-apartheid activist, Dulcie September. Questions? Contact us at The Center for Applied Liberal Arts (CALA). Email sps.cala@nyu.edu or call 212-998-7289.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Tools for conducting successful social and racial justice campaigns online
  • An understanding of appropriate and inappropriate language and visual representations in activism

Ideal for

  • Educators and trainers
  • All members of the community, regardless of educational or professional status
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