Power of Young People in Social Movement

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Power of Young People in Social Movement

  1. 1. The Power of Young People In Social Movements 8th Annual Veterans of The Civil Rights Movement Conference March 21, 2013 Tougaloo College Bennie G. Thompson Academic and Civil Rights Research CenterSaturday, April 6, 2013
  2. 2. Presenters: Tyson Jackson Executive Chair, Student Justice Alliance Joshua D. Dedmond State Chair-Mississippi, Student Justice Alliance George “Chuck” Patterson Creative Director, Student Justice AllianceSaturday, April 6, 2013
  3. 3. History of Young People in Social MovementsSaturday, April 6, 2013
  4. 4. “The struggle is eternal, the tribe increases. Somebod y else carries on.” – Ella BakerSaturday, April 6, 2013
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  6. 6. The Courage ofYouth Just as James Chaney, Michael Schwerner, and Andrew Goodman did in 1964. The MSJA hopes to have courageous students fight for change in their communities and across the state.Saturday, April 6, 2013
  7. 7. Faith In The Future " They may even face physical death (life beyond the physical), and yet they could sing "We shall overcome." Most of them realized that they would be thrown in jail yet they could sing "We shall overcome, we are not afraid. Then something caused me to see at that moment the real meaning of the movement. That students had Faith in the Future. That the movement was based on hope, that this movement had something within it that says somehow even though the arc of the moral universeSaturday, April 6, 2013
  8. 8. The Voice of our GenerationThe MSJA is formed to help young people have a platform where their voices can be heard on theissues that they care about along with the struggles of the Mississippi Worker.Saturday, April 6, 2013
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  11. 11. Digital Activism and Future StepsSaturday, April 6, 2013
  12. 12. TunisiaSaturday, April 6, 2013
  13. 13. EgyptSaturday, April 6, 2013
  14. 14. GreeceSaturday, April 6, 2013
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  16. 16. Courageous undocumented youth conducted sit-ins that, in 2012, built enough pressure to force the Obama administration to announce a temporary deferral on the deportation of undocumented youth.Saturday, April 6, 2013
  17. 17. Youth often innovate social movement media practices.Saturday, April 6, 2013
  18. 18. DIGITAL ACTIVISM The practice of using digital technology to increase the effectiveness of a social or political change campaign.Saturday, April 6, 2013
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  25. 25. The Student Justice Alliance Our Campaign Our Movement Our TimeSaturday, April 6, 2013
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  28. 28. Contact Information Mississippi Student Justice Alliance Phone: 601-859-2931 Email: msstudentjusticealliance@gmail.com Twitter: @ms_sja Instagram: msstudentjustice MSJA. Tumblr.com www.youtube.com/MSJATV1Saturday, April 6, 2013

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