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Monday, March 11 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Black Twitter Activism, Bigger Than Hip Hop

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In the late 1980s, Public Enemy rapper and Internet aficionado Chuck D famously remarked that hip hop was like the “black CNN,” speaking on the “lower frequencies” cited in Ralph Ellison’s “Invisible Man” about issues in African-American communities like the War on Drugs, sex and relationships, poverty and police brutality. As social media has become the default medium for gathering and disseminating information, Twitter posts provide the steady bass beat that continues to inform on similar topics, but with more portability and immediacy than ever before. This panel will examine how so-called “Black Twitter” exchanges news (like the Trayvon Martin case as a recent example) and uses it to mobilize political dialogue and direct action, and how information professionals–like librarians, journalists, and educators–can guide users toward responsible practices that respect the unique coding and cultural perspectives of black and other minority communities.


Moderators
avatar for Stacie Williams

Stacie Williams

Digital Learning and Scholarship, Case Western Reserve University
Stacie Williams is the Digital Learning and Scholarship Team Leader at Case Western Reserve University. Williams holds an M.S. from Simmons College, and a B.A. in journalism from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She is a 2010 ALA Spectrum Scholar, part of the ALI 2015 cohort... Read More →

Panelist
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Meredith Clark

@Meredith Clark  a third-year doctoral student in the School of Journalism & Mass Communication. She came to UNC from Florida, where she last worked as an opinion editor, editorial writer and columnist at the Tallahassee Democrat newspaper. Her research interests include digital media pedagogy, s... Read More →
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Mark Anthony Neal

Professor, Duke University
Mark Anthony Neal is chair of Duke’s Department of African & African American Studies and the founding director of the Center for Arts, Digital Culture and Entrepreneurship (CADCE) at Duke University where he offers courses on Black Masculinity, Popular Culture, and Digital Humanities... Read More →


Monday March 11, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center 500 E Cesar Chavez St Austin, TX 78701

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