Category Archives: Activism

Social Media Displacing Unions as Teacher Walk-out Spreads to 2 More States

Oklahoma and Kentucky teachers joined their classroom brethren and sisters following West Virginia’s successful school boycott over cuts in pay, benefits, and school funding.  The statewide teachers’ strike that shuttered West Virginia schools for almost two weeks resulted in the … Continue reading

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You, me, and 15 others = 17

The second amendment is so frequently taken out of context.  The last 14 words read: “…the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” When James Madison wrote the Bill of Rights in 1789, America … Continue reading

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6 Minutes and 20 seconds

  Student activist Emma Gonzalez held an emotional moment of silence at the “March of our lives” rally in Washington D.C Saturday. Actually 6 minutes and 20 seconds of silence which was the duration of the gunman’s rampage in Parkland, … Continue reading

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“They’re Out for Blood!” How a Sunday Brunch with Friends Turned into POC Activist Hate Day.

After a very eventful past few weeks on social media as pointed out by Sydhaley, the outrage continued this week, but surprisinlgy at the local level. I’ll briefly describe the conversation I had at brunch last Sunday with some of my “best” friends, two … Continue reading

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When you give a mouse (or a trackpad) a tool to donate…

  This past weekend, I, like many others, posted about Earth Day. I noticed when I posted that Facebook gave me an option to add a donate button to the post. As a Nonprofit Leadership student, I was intrigued by this … Continue reading

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Baby, she was born to run

Today, thousands of people are running in the Boston Marathon, arguably the most important marathon to take place in the United States. And social media is blowing up! Live Tweets are coming from the event, and several articles about the event … Continue reading

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“What They Don’t Teach You in Business School”–Social Media Outrage

There is a famous formula in chemical industry crisis communications PR.  It’s Risk = Hazard + Outrage.  That was 20 years ago coined by crisis communications expert Peter Sandman.  Every chemical industry PR person knows it by heart.  Now add … Continue reading

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