Policing Strategies To Keep Protests Peaceful
Speaking and Protesting in America
Additional resources to think about
Beyond Protests: 5 More Ways to Channel Anger Into Action To Fight Racism
This NPR article looks at actions other than protest that can fight racism.
If you take part in a protest | ACLU Southern California
This FAQ guide from the ACLU of Southern California outlines the rights of protestors based on the freedom of assembly promised by the first amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
Poland Protests: Thousands demand change right now
This video from BBC MyWorld talks to young activists in Poland looking to change several laws on the books in their country and expand rights for women and LGBTQ+ people.
The Right Way to Protest
This article by Gloria Ladson-Billings analyzes the critiques of Colin Kaepernick's silent, kneeling protest during the national anthem before football games.
Digital activism and protest art in Myanmar
A short video from BBC MyWorld about how digital activism and social media is helping young people protest the military coup and how the government is attempting to shut down the internet to curb activism.
We Insist: 2020's Protest Music
[Content Warning: May contain language that may not be suitable for all audiences]
NPR Music's playlist "documenting the music inspired by the killing of George Floyd and the subsequent uprising against police brutality across America."
Who created this message?
- What kind of “text” is it?
- How similar or different is it to others of the same genre?
- What are the various elements (building blocks) that make up the whole?
What creative techniques are used to attract my attention?
- What do you notice (about the way the message is constructed)?
- What’s the emotional appeal?
- What makes it seem “real?”
- What's the emotional appeal? Persuasive devices used?
How might different people understand this message differently from me?
- How many other interpretations could there be?
- How could we hear about them?
- How can you explain the different responses?
What lifestyles, values, and points of view are represented in, or omitted from, this message?
- What type of person is the reader/watcher/listener invited to identify with?
- What ideas or perspectives are left out?
- How would you find what’s missing?
- What judgments or statements are made about how we treat other people?
Why is this message being sent?
- What's being sold in this message? What's being told?
- Who is served by or benefits from the message
– the public?
– private interests?
Is there a right way to protest?
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