Race, Social Media, & the Role of Schools


Matt Griffith


Gadise Regassa


From #BlackLivesMatter to the Stoneman Douglas High activists, students are masterfully using social media to organize, create counter spaces, and foster meaningful debate on national issues. Educational institutions, however, continue to take for granted the platform’s influence on student’s political and social development. This session seeks to facilitate a discussion about how institutions support student activists and the ways social movements can inform learning and development.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Format: Campfire
Event Type: Session
Level: Basic Understanding