How are online organizers using Instagram to build power online? If you have teen, you know that young people are all over this one. But they aren’t alone. A range of experienced online organizers using Instagram in their work share examples and the best practices they’ve picked up, including:
Organizers sharing their experience:
Photo credit: "Having more random searches or more police isn’t real safety. As part of Students Deserve (@la_studentsdeserve), we are marching in solidarity with #MarchForOurLives to end all violence, including the school to prison pipeline and the over-policing in schools — especially the discrimination against black and brown students of color." -Sumaiya, high school junior, Zi, college freshman, and Jahlani, high school senior
Micky is a Black queer and genderqueer visual artist and organizer who has called Richmond, Virginia home for over 20 years. He’s a mostly self-taught designer who has developed his design work with a range of organizing groups. In his current role at Southerners on New Ground (SONG) Micky does both design and larger organizational communications. He joined SONG as a member in 2014, then joined staff to lead campaign work around police accountability and continue to build SONG’s base. Through his work with SONG, the Virginia Anti-Violence Project and the LGBT youth center Side by Side, Micky brings in his experiences as a Black queer and trans organizer. He loves art, media, stand up comedy and dreaming about building a safer, beautiful, more affirming world for trans and queer people of color to not just survive in, but thrive in.