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From Slacktivism to Activism: Real World Action in an Online World

10/16/2015

We’ve labeled them “slacktivists”—individuals whose social campaigns don’t seem to stack up against traditional activism. But with Twitter toppling governments, viral videos raising millions of dollars and social communities forming online, it’s clear that these instigators have tapped into a new brand of movement making. CIW gathers leaders of modern campaigns for a discussion of the making of—and continued need for—reactionary movements in a digital age. What to expect: Carmen Perez on the millennial protestor; Emily Greener on redefining what it means to be “that girl”; Mike Porath on creating an online community of individuals who had once felt alone

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