Alicia Garza understands how activism has changed in the social media era
Social media has played an important role in activism in the 21st century. From the Arab spring protests in the Middle East, to calls against police violence in the U.S., sites like Facebook and Twitter have helped activists communicate with one another and spread awareness to an international audience.
On today’s show, we examine what organizing and activism looks like in America today. And the future of solitary confinement in Connecticut.
- Alicia Garza: Principal of Black Futures Lab and Author of The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart
- Barbara Fair: Licensed clinical social worker, activist, and lead organizer for Stop Solitary CT
This week's episode was produced by James Szkobel-Wolff, Zshekinah Collier, and Catie Talarski, Michayla Savitt and Sara Gasparotto.