Social media is not only a form of communication that surrounds one’s personal life, but it has also become a platform for expressing opinions and advocating for social change. Using #BG4Unity, an anti-hate social media campaign, as a foundation I developed a workshop that aims to educate participants on the value of diversity and to increase their social media activism skills. This study found that the workshop increased participant’s attitudes toward diversity, social media activism skills, and that those who attended the workshop had increased attitudes toward diversity and social media activism skills compared to those who did not attend the workshop.
Dr. Lisa Hanasono
First Advisor Department
Dr. Krishna Han
Ashby-King, Drew, "#BG4Unity: Testing the Effectiveness of a Social Media Activism Workshop" (2016). Honors Projects. 755.