- Grier Barnes
- Washington, DC
- United States
Community and Innovation, TEDxYale
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Let's challenge the notion of the apathetic youth. How can we promote activism in youth generations? What is successful activism today?
With Facebook, Twitter, and countless other social media tools, some say that our youth today are better activists than past generations ever were. Others, however, critique today's young of being increasingly apathetic and dispassionate, blindly clicking 'like' buttons on Facebook rather than getting involved with a cause. Firstly, what do you think? How active is the current youth generation? How can we further encourage passionate behavior? Are tools like Facebook and Twitter belittling activist efforts? or rather empowering these voices? From the Arab Spring to the Occupy Movement, let's cover any type of passion.