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#Hashtag Activism: A conversation between Moya Bailey and Sarah J.Jackson

June 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$5

The power of hashtag activism became clear in 2011, when #IranElection served as an organizing tool for Iranians protesting a disputed election and offered a global audience a front-row seat to a nascent revolution. Since then, activists have used a variety of hashtags, including #JusticeForTrayvon, #BlackLivesMatter, #YesAllWomen, and #MeToo to advocate, mobilize, and communicate.

Join co-authors, Sarah Jackson and Moya Bailey for a virtual conversation exploring how and why Twitter has become an important platform for historically disenfranchised populations, including Black Americans, women, and transgender people, and how marginalized groups, long excluded from elite media spaces, have used Twitter hashtags to advance counternarratives, preempt political spin, and build diverse networks of dissent.

Sarah J. Jackson is a Presidential Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Anneburg School for Communication. A scholar of the public sphere, Dr. Jackson studies how media, journalism, and technology are used by and represent marginalized publics, with a focus on communication by and about Black and feminist activists. Her first book, Black Celebrity, Racial Politics, and the Press (Routledge 2014), examines the relationship between Black celebrity activism, journalism, and American politics. Her co-authored second book, #Hashtag Activism: Networks of Race and Gender Justice (MIT Press 2020), focuses on the use of Twitter in contemporary social movements.

Moya Bailey is an Assistant Professor of Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Northeastern University. Dr. Bailey is a scholar of critical race, feminist, and disability studies. Her work focuses on marginalized groups’ use of digital media to promote social justice as acts of self-affirmation and health promotion. She is interested in how race, gender, and sexuality are represented in media and medicine. She currently curates the #transformDH Tumblr initiative in Digital Humanities. She is also the digital alchemist for the Octavia E. Butler Legacy Network. She is responsible for bringing the concept of “Misogynoir” to mainstream discourse. #Hashtag Activism: Networks of Race and Gender Justice is her first book.

This event will take place live on crowdcast, Charis’ virtual event platform, you do not need an app or any special gear, just register for the event and watch. The event is free and open to all people, especially to those who have no income or low income right now, but we encourage and appreciate a solidarity donation in support of the work of Charis Circle, our programming non-profit. Donate via this link.

Charis Circle’s mission is to foster sustainable feminist communities, work for social justice, and encourage the expression of diverse and marginalized voices.

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Date:
June 11
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
$5
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