“[b]uilding community is at the heart of every successful endeavor, every protest, every revolution.”
Some people seem to think the whole point of going to college is to participate in protests.
Campus Reform reports:
‘Social Justice Summit’ speaker encourages students to protest
Feminista Jones recently kicked off Indiana State University’s Social Justice Summit with a strong message for students. She urged them to go out and protest.
Feminista Jones, whose real name is Michelle Taylor, is an author, social worker, and activist. Her book, Reclaiming Our Space: How Black Feminism is Changing the World from the Tweets to the Streets, highlights the role of social media and hashtags in advancing black feminist causes.
Social media hashtags can be used to spark protests, according to the book, with examples including #BlackLivesMatter and #SayHerName.
In 2014, Jones “launched a global anti-street harassment campaign (#YouOKSis) and a National Moment of Silence protesting police brutality (#NMOS14), both of which received international media attention,” Rewire News Group reports.
Jones also received an award for outstanding online activism that same year.
Her efforts extend beyond social media, and she speaks at conferences and universities.
During a 2015 Black Lives Matter protest, she yelled “I am not interested in white allies. What we need are co-conspirators.”
She gave her presentation, “Campus Conversations: Becoming Agents of Change with Feminista Jones,” on Mar. 24.
During her presentation, Jones argued that universities often use buzz words without actually working to enact change, News and Tribune reports.
She also reportedly urged audience members to “find their tribe, stating that “[b]uilding community is at the heart of every successful endeavor, every protest, every revolution.”
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