Activism In The Social Age: Using Tools For Good

Social media comes with a ton of trust and responsibility. In a session hosted by Black Enterprise Magazine‘s Kelly Pierre-Louis and Sirita Wright, with guest speakers Charles Wade and Wagatwe Wanjuki, we explored events such as Ferguson and the Eric Garner case, and the way in which social media was used to broadcast these issues.

Eventually, these events not only developed into respective hashtags, but they also contained the power to spread across any language and become relevant to the world. This modern way of spreading news, issues, and current events has expanded beyond the horizon of many activist groups to fight for what they believe in, and try to make the world a better place.

I’m Kristine Garcia, and I’m currently a student at Queens College. Social Media is a 24/7 priority for me, so if you’d like see me in action, follow me on Twitter and Instagram: @graciaskristine