While the 24-hour news cycle yesterday was dominated by the terrorist attack in Paris, another story was the central topic of conversation for many users on Twitter. On Tuesday morning, an improvised explosive device detonated outside the NAACP’s Colorado Springs, Colorado building. Continue reading
In 1964, the Free Speech Movement at the University of California, Berkeley, became the first large-scale campus student movement in the country. The demonstrations set the stage for the anti-Vietnam War movement, the campaign for women’s equality and others. Special correspondent Spencer Michaels looks at the evolution of student protest at Berkeley and beyond. Continue reading
Fifty years ago this month, long before the Vietnam War, students on the U.C. Berkeley campus ignited protests over a ban on political activity — a student movement that would morph into the huge, confrontational demonstrations of the early 1970s and beyond. Continue reading
Hashtag activism is a term coined to describe the use of viral hashtags on social media to raise awareness and foster discussion about specific issues and causes, but can it affect real change? Continue reading
A new PBS documentary, "MAKERS: Women Who Make America," looks at the women’s movement and the groundbreaking contributions and struggles made by women today. Judy Woodruff interviews activist Gloria Steinem about the film and about the current state of feminism and gender equality. Continue reading
As soon as Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed Senate Bill 1070 into law in April, grassroots groups started protesting. One of the main organizers is 23-year-old artist and activist Ernesto Yerena, who, growing up, didn’t have to look very far to see that art and social issues could intersect.
A new survey shows 80 percent of 18-to-30 year olds are registered voters and are concerned about the direction of the country. Judy Woodruff reports how young Americans view election-year issues as part of a series on “Generation Next.” Continue reading