October 6-7, 2016
Howard University
Washington, D.C.

Social Media and Voices in the Margins

The 6th Annual Social Media Technology Conference & Workshop is a two-day intensive conference combining panel discussions, posters sessions and hands-on workshops designed to enlighten attendees about new scholarship, professional practices and pedagogical approaches to teaching. This year’s theme focuses on dissecting how power and difference force or provide an opportunity for social media to be used by those who may be considered marginalized in U.S. society or within other countries. The goal is to bring scholars and professionals together to share their perspectives on how social media are utilized by various individuals, groups, cultures or organizations to bring their voice, influence and impact on societies.

Papers, workshop themes, panels and poster proposals will address a myriad of topics, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Social media and Congregation
  • Social media and Geographies
  • Social media and Acts of Violence
  • Social media and Racism
  • Social media and Sexism
  • Social media and the LGBTQIA Community
  • Social media and Inner City Youth
  • Social media and Police Violence
  • Social media and #BlackLivesMatter
  • Social media and the Educationally and/or Economically Disadvantaged
  • Social media and Diverse Media Messaging
  • Social media and Theology
  • Social media and Lifestyles
  • Social media and Ageism
  • Social Media and the Global South
  • Social Media and Intersectionality

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2015 Social Media Highlights