Protests and social media: How dissent and technology intersect to empower

By Evan Heichelbech, F/G Scholar

Mary Beth Tinker is nearly five decades removed from the landmark Supreme Court ruling which told her she didn’t have to shed her constitutional rights at the schoolhouse gate, but she credits more than just the Supreme Court justices for her 13-year-old self’s victory in the case. Continue reading Protests and social media: How dissent and technology intersect to empower

Cultural ‘Safe Spaces’ and their influence on protest

By Lillie Eastham, F/G Scholar

The term ‘safe space’ became widely known and debated after the 2016 presidential election when many said that they required such a space because they felt targeted in the political climate. Others feel that safe spaces act as a shield that protects people from any ideas that conflict with their own and overly-sensitizes society. Continue reading Cultural ‘Safe Spaces’ and their influence on protest