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Oct 22 • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Book Talk Featuring Brooke Foucault Welles

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Brooke Fouacault Welles, GRI Faculty Affiliate and Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies in the College of Arts, Media and Design, will be discussing and signing bookplates for her forthcoming book, #HashtagActivism: Networks of Race and Gender Justice, co-authored with Moya Bailey and Sarah J. Jackson, on October 22, 2019.

#HashtagActivism: Networks of Race and Gender Justice is about the power of hashtag activism became clear in 2011, when #IranElection served as an organizing tool for Iranians protesting a disputed election and offered a global audience a front-row seat to a nascent revolution. Since then, activists have used a variety of hashtags, including #JusticeForTrayvon, #BlackLivesMatter, #YesAllWomen, and #MeToo to advocate, mobilize, and communicate. In this book, Sarah Jackson, Moya Bailey, and Brooke Foucault Welles explore how and why Twitter has become an important platform for historically disenfranchised populations, including African Americans, women, and transgender people. They show how marginalized groups, long excluded from elite media spaces, have used Twitter hashtags to advance counternarratives, preempt political spin, and build diverse networks of dissent.

The event will take place 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at Northeastern's Alumni Center. To learn more, click here.