In a post-Obama era, there is a lot of discussion on the validity of race theory. Current events over the last three years have led to the murders and persecutions of Black individuals throughout the country, marking them as the catalysts for major discussion. It is my hope that my HASTAC project can utilized in creating connections though discussion and analyzation, creating change both individually and in the larger academic society.
My project will center around the organization and impact of a distributed book review of the text, Trayvon Martin, Race, and American Justice. I plan to lead in the organization of the review itself, assigning chapters to different participants and gathering the information to one comprehensive document. An overlying theme throughout this process will be on race education and how it succeeds and fails, which shall be executed through the documented reactions and conclusions drawn from the participants.
The project will explore ways to link these weaker points to technological learning. A summary of the experience will also be gathered in the final product to illuminate the findings of the process as well as the final information received. This project will focus on the participation of the digital community and the impact that community has in the material.
This project will utilize social media and Web culture to seek patterns and make connections with interactive learning to fully showcase the success of the integration between Web-based learning, social justice education, and contemporary events in the Western world.