#SaturdaySchool - Hosted by @ProfRagsdale

#SaturdaySchool started as a weekly hashtag chat about academics and rights-based issues — but it’s more than that. It’s an idea about protesting misinformation that is funded by corporate media and perpetuated by ignorance. #SaturdaySchool is a weekly digital teach-in intended to cross social media platforms. It doesn’t even have to happen on Saturday. A teach-in is a kind of protest that involves boycotting a previous behavior to learn and teach. That’s what #SaturdaySchool is all about.

The League of Hashtag Heroes: A Social Justice Hashtags Collection

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Although hashtags are often portrayed as superficial and fleeting trends, they are much more than that for many of us. Social justice hashtags are places to meet, share info, and find others with similar beliefs and values. The power of these digital spaces is immense, and those who use them know it. The list is […]

#SaturdaySchool: Standing Up to Bullying

Stop Bullying

I’ve often heard that bullying happens until you stand up to a bully; victims are even sometimes told that it’s their own fault for not handling the bullying on their own. However, the truth of it is that bullying often continue and sometimes get much worse when the targets of it assert themselves. Standing up […]

#SaturdaySchool – Religion: Freedom Of and Freedom From

Let No One Define Your Spirituality

Although it will not be the main focus of this teach-in, the presentations of witches each year at Halloween inspired this topic. Disfigured green faces and evil vixens perpetuate a very old and pernicious stereotype that was created by religious intolerance to manipulate and coerce. Self-identified witches are not taken seriously and often made into […]

#SaturdaySchool: Food Access and Food Justice

Food Insecurity Visualized

Anyone with a basic understanding of our hierarchy of needs realizes we cannot focus on much else if we don’t have our basic physical needs met. Food and food justice is a basic foundation to human rights and positive, progressive human development. Food insecurity, malnutrition, and food worker abuses have ripple effects across the globe — […]

#SaturdaySchool: Use Your Pain

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From domestic abuse to natural disasters or institutional oppression, trauma wreaks havoc in the emotional, physical, spiritual, sexual, and economic lives of those it touches.  The aftermath is often an additional traumatic experience, exacerbated by a society that tends to blame victims. Many carry the open wounds of abuse and trauma for the rest of their […]

#SaturdaySchool: Police Abuses

Classic Poster Redone by Shepherd Fairey

Growing up the child of a cop/detective, my first stories of those in uniform were centered around the idea that they were brave men and women dedicated to two goals for the people: to protect and to serve. As I grew older, studied more, and lived a little, I began to feel those words “protect […]

#SaturdaySchool: Shameless Sex and Gender

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Many of us grew up being shamed for the way we were exploring our sexuality or gender as children.  It continues regularly for adults too. This shame of such personal areas of our lives is difficult to hold at bay, but the fight is worth it.  Shame makes it easier to manipulate us — and […]

#SaturdaySchool: When Will Slavery End?

Human Trafficking Visualized

Although slavery and human trade are outlawed, wars have been waged for emancipation, and documents drafted to uphold the basic human right of freedom, the evil practice is widespread. Although many Americans would like to believe this happens more in distant places than at home, the United States is amongst the worst offenders. Across the […]

#SaturdaySchool: Changing Our Consumerist Ways

Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Waterson

Advertisements for brands and products are pressed onto us by a deluge of industries. These industries support an economy that promotes consumerist values for the gain of few at the expense of many. How can we resist this? What could possibly change this onslaught of values based on acquiring and consuming? Stop buying so much […]

#SaturdaySchool: Advice for New College Students

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This week we are sharing useful resources for new and returning college students and their professors. Undergraduate and Graduate students are returning to campuses across the country. Help us help them by sharing your knowledge. What did you wish you knew when you stepped foot on campus? Are you a non-traditional student? How did that […]

#SaturdaySchool: Human Rights

Human Rights Statement

Human rights — the idea that every human has rights we are born with — is still an idea. Although many work to promote human rights, many others work for profit, greed, and power. The struggle to define, justify, and solidify human rights for all people is ongoing, and we know that education and compassion […]

#SaturdaySchool: A Protest of Myth-Making Misinformers

#SaturdaySchool: La Educación es un Derecho

#SaturdaySchool started as a weekly hashtag chat about academics and rights-based issues — but it’s more than that. It’s an idea about protesting misinformation that is funded by corporate media and perpetuated by ignorance . #SaturdaySchool is a weekly digital teach-in intended to cross social media platforms. It doesn’t even have to happen on Saturday. […]

#SaturdaySchool: MTV & Social Change in the U.S.

#SaturdaySchool: MTV & Social Change in the US

In this week’s #SaturdaySchool @ABoyNamedArt & @ProfRagsdale discussed MTV and the role of music videos as tools of various social rights campaigns over the last forty years. Since its debut in August of 1981, MTV (Music Television) has served as the cultural outlet for youth-oriented musical genres. From rock-n-roll and new wave to hip-hop and […]

#SaturdaySchool 4/13 co-host Angela Jill Cooley Ph.D @FoodandRace #Foodways

Bio: Angela Jill Cooley @FoodandRace is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi. In this position, she collaborates with the Southern Foodways Alliance (SFA) to develop curriculum that complements the SFA’s mission to document, study, and celebrate the diverse food cultures of the changing American […]

Using the #ScholarSunday Hashtag via RaulPacheco

#SaturdaySchool: Grad School

I’ve never been a fan of the #FollowFriday hashtag, as it often reads like a popularity contest. Have you seen a tweet including #FollowFriday (or #ff shortened) and a list of user names preceded by the @ symbol? This tradition was born spontaneously within the Twitter community to recommend your favorite tweeps to your followers. […]

#SaturdaySchool February 16, 2013 Reproductive Health co-hosted by Alicia Bonaparte (@ADBPhD)

#SaturdaySchool February 16, 2013 Reproductive Health co-hosted by Alicia Bonaparte (@ADBPhD) Storify link for total tweet-up content Here is a listing of resources about the history of reproductive health and birthing in the U.S. tweeted by @funkandbeans. 1. “For Her Own Good”–Ehrenreich and English 2.  ”Killing the Black Body”–Dorothy Roberts 3.  Wertz, Richard W. and […]

#SaturdaySchool: Sociology Terms and Concepts (P-U)

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This is the last installment of the Sociology Terms and Concepts #SaturdaySchool series, and @ProfRagsdale finishes by not finishing. As is normal for #SaturdaySchool, the conversation will continue. This week’s terms include polyamory, Social Darwinism, and urban renewal. If you want to see the previous chats for the Sociology Terms and Concepts series use the […]

#SaturdaySchool: Sociology Terms and Concepts (L-O)

Labeling Theory

We continue the #SaturdaySchool series Sociology Terms and Concepts discussion with the letters L through O. Let us know if you see a term or concept that should be in our discussion by posting a comment below. [View the story "#SaturdaySchool: Sociology Terms and Concepts (L-O)" on Storify] #SaturdaySchool: Sociology Terms and Concepts (L-O) Each […]