Social Justice Resources: Social Media

This guide provides information and resources for anyone interested in learning about social justice.

Why Twitter?

Stay engaged in the campus conversation and larger conversations around diversity, equity, and social justice via social media. If you don't want to create a Twitter account, try using Tagboard, a web platform that allows you to search all social media for specific hashtags. You'll be able to keep track of current events and issues of interest.

How to use Twitter

Sign up for an account
https://twitter.com/signup

How to sign up for a Twitter account
https://support.twitter.com/articles/100990

Following people on Twitter
https://support.twitter.com/articles/162981

Using Hashtags on Twitter
https://support.twitter.com/articles/49309

Twitter Glossary
https://support.twitter.com/articles/166337

Customizing your Profile
https://support.twitter.com/articles/127871

Using Hashtags on Twitter
https://support.twitter.com/articles/49309

Hashtags to Follow

  • #RockChalkInvisibleHawk
  • #BlackLivesMatter
  • #Ferguson
  • #TamirRice
  • #EricGarner
  • #MikeBrown
  • #SandraBland
  • #ICantBreathe, #ICantBreatheUntil
  • #7minutes
  • #shutitdown
  • #LBTQIA, #LGBTQ, #LGBT
  • #NotInMyState

Online Syllabi

The following are links to crowd-sourced syllabi, which have been appearing more frequently in recent months in response to tragedies, protests, and events in popular culture. They are often created by activist librarians, faculty, students, citizen scholars, and beyond. 

Twitter Feeds to follow

Invisible Hawks - @InvisibleHawks
From their twitter page: The voice of the invisible Jayhawks at The University of Kansas. This is your fight too. Join us.

KU BSU (Black Student Union) - @kansasbsu
From their twitter page: The purpose of the Black student Union is to promote activities of common interest, as well as cultural and educational benefits for the African American students.

KU HALO (Hispanic American Leadership Organization) - @KUHALO1
From their twitter page: The Hispanic American Leadership Organization at the University of Kansas

FNSA (First Nations Student Association) - @ku_fnsa
The First Nations Student Association promotes cultural awarenss and aims to enhance the American Indian population here at The University of Kansas!

KU AASU (Asian American Student Union) - @Kansas_AASU
Follow University of Kansas's Asian American Student Union! We'll bring you up to date on all activities!

Spectrum KU - @KU_Spectrum
From their twitter page: The twitter for Spectrum KU at the University of Kansas,

KU OMA - @KU_OMA
From their twitter page: Cultivating an inclusive campus through #socialjustice & academic success.

KU Center for SGD - @SGD_KU
From their twitter page: The Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity at The University of Kansas! Be You at KU!

Emily Taylor Center - @emilytaylorctr
From their twitter page: Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity. Get Informed. Get Involved. Get Empowered!

ConcernedStudent1950 - @CS_1950
From their twitter page: Official twitter account of #ConcernedStudent1950 at Mizzou. We seek the liberation of all BLACK collegiate students!

Black Lives Matter - @Blklivesmatter
From their twitter page:#blacklivesmatter is an affirmation and embrace of the resistance & resilience of Black people. founded by @osope @opalayo @aliciagarza 

NAACP - @NAACP
From their twitter page: Founded Feb. 12, 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest grassroots–based civil rights organization. Over 1,000 volunteer-run branches nationwide.

 Unapologetic Body - @RadicalBodyLove
The Body Is Not an Apology is a resource to promote, demonstrate, and assist in the development of a global movement toward radical self-love & body empowerment.

NativeNewsOnline - @Native_NewsNet
From their twitter page: American Indian news This account is exclusively operated by @LeviRickert

TransGender News - @TransgenderNews
From their twitter page: Bringing transgender related news to twitter, often through RT's

TransgenderLawCenter - @TransLawCenter
From their twitter page: We work to end discrimination based on gender identity and expression. Text TRANSLAW to 22828 to get updates

Teach Social Justice - @socialjusticeED
From their twitter page: Teaching Social Justice is an education/ critical pedagogy-focused blog moderated by Jenn Whitley, UGA. Opinions belong to the blogger (guest or otherwise).

Social Justice Ed. - @SJEchat
From their twitter page: Conversations that matter - weekly social justice chats - connect by using #SJEchat