Voice, Activism, Democracy: A Website Uniting Greensboro Residents

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jessica Rose Clifford (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Spoma Jovanovic

Abstract: The lack of effective communication and accessibility between social justice community groups and the residents of Greensboro, North Carolina, initiated a burgeoning need for a website to act as a directory for grassroots organizations and nonprofits in the city. This paper delineates a year-long project creating a website, entitled “Voice, Activism, Democracy,” that features such organizations who have agreed to take part in the directory. This is only the inception of the project before it is sustained and expanded by the Communication Studies department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The project highlights online activism as a pertinent, yet a nuanced form of social justice activism that is justified in today’s technological age. The paper will specifically detail the importance of mediated activism for Greensboro residents, a description of the website, deeming the website social justice activism, the importance of Communication Activism Pedagogy (CAP), a reflection on critical aspects of the project, and recommendations for the future expansion of “Voice, Activism, Democracy.”

Additional Information

Honors Project
Language: English
Date: 2018
communication studies, social justice, activism, democracy, community groups, website, Voice, Activism & Democracy Symposium, community resource

Email this document to