MediaJustice

How to make social networking translate to social movements 8-14-15From #YouOKSis to #QueridaKellyOsbourne, hashtags are helping to advance political ideas and support real-world social justice movements. But a new report says that those movements will never have maximum impact if activists don’t marry what they do online with the offline fight to gain universal Internet access for people of color.

Created by the Center for Media Justice, ColorOfChange.com and Data & Society, “The Digital Culture Shift: From Scale to Power” tapped the minds and work of 22 progressive advocates, half of whom are people of color. Researchers used the qualitative data they gathered to create a blueprint for using digital media to bring about social justice movements—which starts with making sure that disenfranchised people, and the groups who advocate for them, have unfettered access to digital tools.”

To read the rest go to Colorlines.org

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