Content based topics
A history of the movement you participated in
Current activism across the country related to activism your group participated in
the decision making process in class
the “intensities of activism” and how people come together in activism
how effective protests are in the face of current legislation
the effectiveness of coalition building
student activism surrounding matters that are not directly about education
II. Creating an Argument
You should take a position on your topic (e.g. Are the tactics used in your movement useful? Can students create change?) and build an academic stance.
This is not (only) a narrative paper
Your experience is important. Please include your thoughts and feelings about the Day of Action if you see fit, but do not make this a reflection paper.
Always link your experiences with a larger analysis about how activism works.
This is a research paper
You are writing about what social movement scholars have to say about activism. Find research that supports your ideas about how people build movements.
*** YOU MUST INCLUDE 5 ACADEMIC SOURCES IN YOUR PAPER***
Please see the separate document “academic source guidelines” for what counts as an academic source.