Mike Brown and Eric Garner are just two of the more recent examples of men of color dying at the hands of a police officer in the United States. American history is full of examples of racial violence in the form of police brutality. Today's saturday school discusses not the history of the subject, but ways to address racial violence and hopefully put an end to police … [Read more...] about #SaturdaySchool: Racial Violence and Police Brutality #Sept6CTA
#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.
This is the first #SaturdaySchool post @FunkandBeans has done since Standing Up to Bullying, and it is fitting that it is such an important topic. Understanding the intricacies of American jurisprudence and legal processes often takes years of studying and thousands of dollars in training. The cost of a trained lawyer is out of reach for many people, and being without legal … [Read more...] about @ProfRagsdale’s #SaturdaySchool: Legal Help and Legal Research
@ProfRagsdale's weekly teach-in, #SaturdaySchool, has been a social media agent of change and awareness for more than two years. Since beginning #SaturdaySchool in 2011, @ProfRagsdale has used @Twitter as a medium to share ideas, expand awareness about important topics such as domestic violence and social justice education, and create a network of like-minded thinkers and … [Read more...] about @ProfRagsdale and #SaturdaySchool Making Social Media Waves
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 the bullying requires a group effort -- no one should be left to do … [Read more...] about #SaturdaySchool: Standing Up to Bullying