Slacktivism: Can Cartoons Raise Awareness or Just Make Us Feel Good?

NetWits

In an effort to raise awareness for child abuse, thousands of Facebook users changed their profile photos to one of their favorite childhood cartoon characters (full disclosure: mine was Underdog.) Whether it started on accident, was part of a specific campaign, or originated in Greece , this meme seemed to really have legs! Did you notice something toony about Facebook last weekend?

Sheroes You Should Know: Inspiring Stories for #WomensHistoryMonth

EveryAction

Despite her family's affluence, Lorraine Hansberry's childhood in Chicago during the 1930s was not without hardship, discrimination, and segregation. She took an active role in the independence movement aimed at relinquishing Ottoman rule over Greec e, investing her own fortune into securing arms, ships, and otherwise equipping the soldiers under her command. she·ro (pl. sheroes) : a woman regarded as a hero.

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