Social media is a huge topic. There are infinite articles, videos, and other discussion on the subject – and it can be difficult to know where to start. We’ve rounded up some great introductory reading to help you get acquainted with such a broad and fast moving conversation.
OLH Tag: Activisim
The fight for equal rights when it comes to race has been going on for a very long time but the events of the last few months and the Black Lives Matter movement has caused a huge reaction worldwide. Members of the LIS team Nepor and Janine have a short chat about some of their thoughts and takeaways from BLM.
One of my favourite pieces of quasi-lockdown viewing was the BBC’s Mrs America, a nine-part series co-produced with HBO and charting the fate of the U.S. Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s. The Equal Rights Amendment – known as the ERA – was an attempt to change the U.S. constitution to explicitly render illegal discrimination on the basis of sex. In other words, to give women equal rights in laws including those on divorce, working hours, and the military.
From Black Lives Matter to the Hong Kong Protests, 2020 will go down in history as a banner year for social movements. But the practice of activism, described as “the use of direct and noticeable action to achieve results of a political or social nature”, has been a fundamental component of the history of humanity.
We have a listed 3 interesting listens around activism and social movements. Including student rights, free speech and Gandhi.