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The Revolution Will Be Blogged: Fostering Youth Activism Through Online Writing

27.July.17

This article originally appeared on the Huffington Post. In an era of polarized politics, heightened activism, and the rise of the “resistance,” the conversation often turns to the actions and attitudes of youth. The infamous millennials are framed as lazy and unengaged (though research tells a different story), and their younger cohort is criticized for its dependence on technology and social Read More >>

Policing the Protesters

8.July.17

This article originally appeared on MLK50. When the interim director of the Memphis Police Department linked arms with organizers of a protest that shut down traffic on the city’s Interstate 40 bridge over the Mississippi River one year ago, he drew praise from observers far beyond the city limits. Even the UK’s BBC gave the Read More >>

“Take it to the bridge”

7.July.17

This article originally appeared on MLK50. MEMPHIS — July 10 marks the anniversary of the largest spontaneous act of civil disobedience in the city’s modern history. The spark: The police killings of two black men in less than 24 hours, Alton Sterling on July 5 in Louisiana and Philando Castile on July 6 in Minnesota. The kindling, though, was the generations-old Read More >>