October, or more like Pinktober, is the official Breast Cancer Awareness Month—which means that the world is awash in pink. The Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual international campaign organized by major breast cancer organizations every October to increase awareness of the disease and to fundraise for the research of the cause, prevention, and solution of breast cancer. 719 more words
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This week we have been discussing internet activism and the concepts ‘clicktivism’ and ‘slacktivism’. For me, those in support of internet activism refer to the concept as clicktivism and for those who don’t, it is ‘slacktivism’. 436 more words
In the formation of protest group Wake up About the War, law student Abbey Reyes raises possibly the most important question of online activism
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“Could you imagine going back to the days of phone trees and local meetings?” (Reyes, cited in Keefe 2003).
With the rise of social media and an increasingly connected world, we are also seeing the rise of online activism. Being able to stay curled up at home when it’s cold and miserable and still be doing something to help others is an incredibly attractive prospect. 308 more words