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#CarefreeBlackGirls?: Creating On-Line Community as a Means of Survival

William T. Young Library, UKAA Auditorium
Speaker(s) / Presenter(s):
Shantel Buggs (Florida State University), Candice Robinson (University of Pittsburgh), and Regina Hamilton (University of Kentucky)

Social media has become a tool used to create academic communities that literally have no boundaries. Beginning with blogs and community building websites, specifically platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, or Tumblr, individuals from underrepresented minority groups have collaborated with like-minded individuals for academic purposes, support, and true advocacy of neglected populations.