Civil Rights in the Age of Social Media – Nov. 13

Public Policy Lecture


Civil Rights in the Age of Social Media: A Timely Conversation from UC Riverside

Friday, November 13, 2015


Reception to follow

University of California, Riverside Campus

Interdisciplinary South 1120

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* Karthick Ramakrishnan, UCR School of Public Policy (moderator)

* Dexter Thomas (UCR ’06), reporter for Los Angeles Times

* Sharis Delgadillo, Latino Rebels (invited)

* Tanzila Ahmed, podcaster for Good Muslim, Bad Muslim

* Jason Fong, Asian American activist

* Raffia (Fefe) Alami, student (UCR Class of 2019)

Social media has introduced a powerful new dynamic in the ways we talk about race, and in the ways that community groups mobilize to advocate for civil rights. In the wake of Ferguson and several other highly publicized events, #BlackLivesMatter has grown to be a powerful force in race relations today. Other groups have also taken to social media to advance the work of civil rights for a new generation, including Latinos, Asian Americans, and Muslim Americans.

UC Riverside is pleased to host a conversation, to make sense of these new developments and ask whether, and how, they are articulating a new model for cultural identity and civil rights activism.

Host: UC Riverside School of Public Policy 

Media sponsor: Los Angeles Times
UCR African Student Programs
UCR Asian Pacific Student Programs
UCR Chicano Student Programs
UCR Middle Eastern Student Center



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