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Power & Active Citizenship
What is power?
The ability to do something or act in a particular way, especially as a faculty or quality.
This works in all circumstances, family, work, relationship
Civic power has 6 forces
Physical Force: Oprimition
State Action: Democracy
Social Norms: This one works in a softer way peer to peer
Ideas: Can generate boundless amount of power
Numbers: more people more intensity
Turning Protest into Powerful Change
Protest can make lasting positive change when it’s followed by an equally passionate effort. Three core strategies for peacefully turning awareness into action
On campuses, in public squares, on streets and social media, protestors around the world are challenging the status quo.
For a protest to be powerful, you must communicate clearly about why you are protesting and what changes you desire.
Eric Liu outlines three strategies for peacefully turning awareness into action and protest into durable political power.
No place on earth is perfect, every community is having their own problems such as corruption, inequality etc.
Even though locals or non-governmental organizations can work on it, the real people that will manage the situation are the people that have initiative on helping the community, called civic engagement.
Authentic civic engagement is built on a shared understanding of community needs and a deep commitment organization.
Vibrant democracies create space for and encourage civic engagement.
It can be shown as political stuff but it can be shown in many forms such as volunteering.
Social Media Changing The World
Pew research found that 48% of the unconnected population think that the internet is not relevant to their lives due to
Lack of relevance
Local language content
Social media has helped to create a digital global village
It has increased the ways of communication and information
Not forgetting the social media revolution which has helped topple governments around the world.