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WATCH LIVE Tonight: FIRE Debates Series Focuses on ‘Hashtag Activism’
Tonight at 7 p.m. EDT, the third installment of the FIRE Debates series will stream live from the University of Pennsylvania’s Harrison Auditorium.
For this debate, techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci and community organizer Zellie Imani will debate the motion “Hashtag activism garners attention but is not enough for outcomes.”
If you’re in Philadelphia, the debate is free and open to the public. Tickets are still available, but going fast—get yours now! Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. EDT.
You can follow, or even contribute to, the debate on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #FIREdebates.
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Cal State faculty stand up for academic freedom and free speech
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Say what? Westfield State University bans ‘derogatory or inflammatory statements, and/or idle gossip’
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