It’s crazy seeing what social media and networks can do. It’s more then just sharing with the world what you did last weekend or posting a few selfies for your friends. It’s become a global movement as a platform to voice people’s opinion; to get people together and make a difference. Mid 2015, a call for a protest spread across media platforms against the closure of remote Aboriginal communities. It first started with family support but spread nationally when a small community in Wangkatjungka, Western Australia, created a simple Facebook page to spread awareness of the force closure of Aboriginal Communities.
It started a movement with the hashtag #SOSBlakAustralia on Twitter that connected other communities with concerns and interests to start a protest in several cities across Australia- and that’s what happened.
This prezi describes the various protests around Australia and it’s impact and influence.
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Stein. G, 2015, Family Harnesses power of social media to drive protests against forced closures of Aboriginal Australian communities in ABC NEWS. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-30/protest-against-forced-closure-aboriginal-communities/6431558 visited 19/10
Taillier. S, 2015, Rallies helf to protest against threat of remote community closures in Western Australia in ABC News. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-01/rallies-protest-against-possible-closures-of-remote-communities/6437046 visited 19/10