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Social Media for Social Change


  • U of M School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI, 48109 United States (map)

Course Description:

This minicourse teaches participants to use social media as a tool for community organizing. Participants will use the internet and social networks as easily integrated spaces designed to share information with peers and provide quick ways to organize communities and increase the reach of a group's voice. This minicourse covers the following topics: (1) Relationship building via Facebook & Twitter; (2) Facebook content for organizers; (3) Blogging hosts and content ideas; (4) Twitter content for organizers; (5) Use of video; (6) Mobile social networking; (7) Location-based social networks; (8) Online safety; (9) Discussions of: "safe" spaces online, online dialogue, and traditional organizing methods. Core competencies including critical thinking, social justice, and social equity are also examined and discussed in detail.

Course Link:
http://www.ssw.umich.edu/r/CE-catalog
CE Value (credits): 14
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
University of Michigan School of SW

Contact Information:
Alia Wesala
734-763-5723
smailto:ssw.conted@umich.edu