Communicating Activism in a “Post-Truth” Era Panel

Posted On March 30, 2018
Categories Event News, News

We would like to thank the students, teachers, activists, and community members who attended our panel. Also, on behalf of all Panthers and the Atlanta community, much appreciation goes to Tariq Baiyina, Genesis Be, Bill Taft, Aisha Yaqoob, and Todd Wolfson for coming to Georgia State University to speak to our student body and community members. Keep reading for highlights from the event. You can also WATCH IT HERE 

TARIQ BAIYANA shared his experience working with Common Good Atlanta.

“By connecting us with various faculty and dedicated individuals from across the state, nation and globe, this environment cultivates within us the knowledge, the experience and confidence needed for a better future.” — Tariq Baiyina

GENESIS BE described using hip-hop as a teaching tool to empower disenfranchised groups.

“I really, truly believe that self expression and leading with boldness is the way that we can reach people who feel like they don’t have a voice. Because everybody has a story to tell, I really believe that.” — Genesis Be

BILL TAFT described his experience teaching for Common Good Atlanta.

“As they produce their creative work…we’re determined to let them express that part of them which they think they can’t put on the page.” — Bill Taft;

TODD WOLFSON described the role of social media in social movements in Tunisia and elsewhere.

“Whether we’re teachers, organizers, artists, cultural workers, media makers…people struggling for liberation. All of us have to see our work within a broader historical frame.” — Todd Wolfson

This event was made possible by the Center for Global Information Studies, the GSU Debate Society, and RSA at GSU. Special thanks to Dr. Repnikova and Dr. Barouch for organizing this awesome event. We look forward to more in the future!