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Youth, Social Movements & Activism Syllabus

Youth, Social Movements, and Activism Syllabus This course provides an undergraduate level introduction to the study of youth political socialization and political activism. Young people are the backbone of most social movements from the Civil Rights and anti-Vietnam War movements … Continue reading

Teaching Youth & Activism- Semester long project: Research paper on youth activism

This seminar asks students to collect data on and write about a youth social movement. There are four assignments that help to structure the project. The assigns are designed to help students with three of the major tasks associated with … Continue reading

Informing Activists: “How can I actively work against racism within social movements and Social Movement Organizations?”

Pam Oliver: “How can I actively work against racism within social movements and SMOs?” Classic: Morris, Aldon D. 1986. The Origins of the Civil Rights Movement. New York: Simon and Schuster Review: Pamela Oliver (2017) The Ethnic Dimensions in Social … Continue reading

Informing Activists: What should I know about reaching a diverse group of people online?

Thomas Elliott What should I know about reaching a diverse group of people online? Recommended Readings: Classic: Cohen, Cathy J., and Joseph Kahne. 2012. Participatory Politics: New Media and Youth Political Action, Youth & Participatory Politics. Chicago, IL: MacArthur Foundation Review (note: this … Continue reading

Informing Activists ~ Table of Contents

Welcome to the home page for the Informing Activists video project! Below you will find links for videos of social movement scholars (and social scientists) answering questions relevant for young activists. Each page contains at least one video that we … Continue reading