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Kate Essig – Activism Or Slacktivism? How Social Media Hurts And Helps Student Activism

On Oct. 1, 1964, hundreds of University of California-Berkeley students surrounded a police car to protest the arrest of a student. Students stood on top of the car to deliver speeches and sing, “We Shall Overcome,” to a crowd that grew to include roughly two thousand students. Years later, on Nov. 21, 2013, students gathered in Saint Louis University’s student …