#METOO, #BLACKLIVESMATTER: SOCIAL MOVEMENTS LIKELY TO DOMINATE 2018

17 January 2018

#METOO, #BLACKLIVESMATTER, #NOBANNOWALL: SOCIAL MOVEMENTS LIKELY TO DOMINATE 2018

 

by Molly Callahan January 12, 2018

A key part of many successful activist movements is a precipitating event, said Northeastern assistant professor Sarah J. Jackson, a scholar of social movements. It’s an event that takes the energy of sustained activism and thrusts it into the public consciousness like a volcano finally erupting after years of built-up pressure.

Perhaps the most recent example is the public revelation of systematic, widespread sexual harassment and abuse by producer Harvey Weinstein—the reporting on which sparked a movement calling for the acknowledged agency and equality of women.

The #MeToo movement, which has exploded on Twitter and the red carpet, began more than 10 years ago. Activist Tarana Burke created the campaign in 2007 as a way to reach sexual assault survivors in underprivileged communities. Read more on this at: https://news.northeastern.edu/2018/01/metoo-blacklivesmatter-nobannowall-social-movements-likely-to-dominate-2018/

Courtesy: News Northeastern

News Reporter

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Headlines