Can you hear me now?

Social movements used to be so difficult to get started and maintain… This used to be the sediment in regards to previous social movements, today it is a different story. Zimmerman explains in Documenting Dreams how the success of the dream act stemmed from the use of digital media technologies. It was such a cool read to hear the importance that digital media and literacies have played in the constant struggle of immigration reform.

I feel that the next big reform is the prison industrial movement and its abolishment. There is a large community on Twitter that is talking about these issues and are engaging on developing a strategy to end the unjust prison system in the United States. As a future social studies teacher, I want my children to engage and make their voice heard on something that they are passionate about.

My question is how do we effectively teach students in a way that their voice is heard and valued in the constant stream of information? I pose this question not to gain a direct answer but rather to stir myself to write and engage in a way where my own voice on these issues can be heard, thus being able to teach these important skills to a future class.

So to those who are already educators, what are good ways of accomplishing this in the educational space?

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