Hashtag Activism

jiatweetFor two weeks in August 2014, it seemed the entire country’s attention was turned toward an unknown suburb outside of St. Louis, Missouri: Ferguson. Even with serious competition for media headlines – from conflict in Israel, to the spread of Ebola, and the violence of ISIS – for a period of time, Ferguson was on the front page of what seemed like every news site, blog, and piece of print media in the US.
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See Your High School Students Here!

EducationStrenghtensOurYouth

Looking for a fresh and engaging way to teach your students about race?  Why create your own blog or Facebook page when you can participate in ours?
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See Your High School Students Here!

EducationStrenghtensOurYouth

Looking for a fresh and engaging way to teach your students about race?  Why create your own blog or Facebook page when you can participate in ours?
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Love Black Studies? Then “Like,” “Follow” and “Click”

Ida B. Wells, journalist, editor, Civil Rights activist and suffragist. Photograph by Oscar B. Willis, courtesy of the New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Ida B. Wells, journalist, editor, Civil Rights activist and suffragist. Photograph by Oscar B. Willis, courtesy of the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Our Social Media Education and Outreach program is a big part of how we make Black studies for everybody. Rarely seen pieces by beloved artists, thrilling performances and fascinating facts about Black history are consistently featured on our Facebook page and Twitter feed.  There is also inspiring information about the work of grassroots organizations that are currently solving problems such as violence, lack of educational access and police misconduct in Black communities around the world.  “Like,” “Follow” and Click to make Black studies and progressive change a part of your everyday life.  It’s an easy way to be part of the solution.

Outreach and Engagement Assistant

Pro-Voting Female Demonstrators

Does social media rule your life? Progressive Pupil is offering an Outreach and Engagement Internship for an undergraduate or graduate student in New York City this Spring 2013. Progressive Pupil makes Black studies for everybody by creating and sharing documentary film and digital media projects. The organization is a public engagement project headed by Professor Robin J. Hayes at the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist staff with writing and editing of Progressive Pupil’s blog
  • Help with Social Media Outreach and Education on Facebook and Twitter
  • Provide general administrative assistance to staff

To apply, please send a resume, 1 page maximum writing sample and links to any social media you manage (Facebook, Twitter, personal blog, etc.) to progressivepupil@beautifulmes.com by January 30.