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Social Media for Social Justice

Training Teens on Online Activism

Join us for an information session on Sunday, May 22nd from 3 - 4 p.m. to learn why this topic is important, what you will learn, and how you can get involved.  Following our panel discussion, you can join a breakout group for:

 

  • Student Leadership/Facilitator Opportunities Q&A

  • Workshop Faculty Small Group Facilitator Opportunities

  • Student Participant Q&A

Build the skills you need to support and advance the causes you care about by participating in this 4-part virtual workshop hosted by the Youth Creating Change Fellowship Program of Communities United Against Hate.  There is no charge to participate.

 

If your opportunity to get involved has been limited by COVID, this is a unique opportunity to learn from experts and meet peers from around the country who share your interests.  Following the workshop, there will be additional volunteer opportunities to help build and shape this program AND help you continue to develop as a leader.

This program is ideal for rising sophomores and juniors who are beginning to think about college admissions process and are interested in exploring the causes they care about it. Space is limited to the first 150 applicants.

 

There are 3 ways to get involved: Workshop Faculty, Student Facilitator, and Student Participant. Click on a button to learn more about each opportunity. 

Session Schedule

Each session will feature experts in social media and communications that address the following topics. 

Session 1: Introduction to the Power and Problems of Social Media  

  • How is social media used to help, or harm, the causes we care about?

  • What can students do to make a difference by using social media for social justice?

Session 2: Creating Your Social Media Presence and Profile 

  • Who do you want to be: a social media warrior or a casual conversationalist?

  • How can you curate your social media profile to support this intent?

Session 3: Who Can You Trust?  

  • How can you find good information to share to advance your causes?

  • What key research and advocacy organizations can you learn from?

 

Session 4: Finding the Right Words and Rhythm to Get Noticed 

  • What and how often should you be sharing on social media?

  • How can you structure your posts to gain the most attention?

The workshop will be divided between the main presentation and small break out groups led by experts and youth facilitators organized around the following topics:

 

  • Environment/Climate

  • LGBTQIA+

  • Race and Equity

  • Student Mental Health

  • Asylum and Immigration

  • Voter Engagement

  • Gun Control

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Interested in Joining the Program?

Fill out the linked form!

 

 Interested in volunteering to support the breakout groups?

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