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Beyond the Hashtag: Next Moves for Action


There is power in a hashtag.  #ICantBreathe, #BlackLivesMatter, #AllLivesMatter#JusticeForMichael, #IfTheyGunnedMeDown...

And in the digital age of activism, a single hashtag can instantly unite thousands of people behind a cause.  But what does it mean to be a digital activist today? And what happens after the popularity of a hashtag has faded? How does action transpire back in the community?

Join PBS Black Culture Connection and NAACP Connect for a discussion about community activism beyond the hashtag.  

Joining the discussion:  Jazminique Holley, St. Louis NAACP college chapter leader, will be discussing local college student work in Ferguson. Shekira Dennis from Houston Justice will discuss her action with their grand jury project. Shaun King from Daily Kos is joining us to provide insight and importance of digital activism. Sammie Dow, NAACP Director of Youth College Division is hosting. Join our LIVE Google Hangout On Air February 17, 2015 8PM ET or watch above ON DEMAND anytime after the event. Either way - we want to hear what you have to say. 

So what do you think? What does it mean to be a digital activist today? How do we translate that activism into action in the community? And who are some of your favorite social justice advocates online doing just that?  We'd like to hear your thoughts below.  Be honest. Be bold. Be you.  However, we also ask that you be courteous and stick to the issues.  No personal digs.  We want everyone to feel comfortable participating.  And if you go there, we won't be afraid to take your comment off here.  That simple.  Now, let's talk! 

Related Resource | America After Ferguson

Related Resource | America After Ferguson

What kind of America did Ferguson expose? Join the discussion with PBS.

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