Blog : Social Media

From Jena 6 to Freddie Gray, social media has played an integral part in how we organize and galvanize the masses. #MLK2BAKER: BeyondReActivism, OrganizingForPower examines the role of social media in social justice organizing and raises a couple questions.
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One reality is that spiritual activism and faith advocacy through relationship building, autoethnography, and social media has its own set of struggles. However, it is a way to make information a bit more publicly accessible.

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We must be careful not to trade in our prophetic voices for presidential roundtables and advisory boards that only seek to co-opt our prophetic rhetoric for political power.

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How do we use these tools to move #BeyondReActivism, beyond the tweeting and protest of #blackdeath to a sustained movement #OrganizingForPower, or holistic community development where the end goal is not reform or rights, but power.

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The use of social media and the democratization of communication have provided opportunities for new and marginalized voices to be heard and amplified. . . . Might social media platforms provide new entry points for women to launch their ministries?

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Dr. Marla Frederick, Professor of African and African American Studies and the Study of Religion at Harvard University discusses the history of religion and media.

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Rahiel Tesfamariam, Founder and Publisher of UrbanCusp.com, talks to us about faith, social media and social justice.

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