Roundtable: Protests in the Digital Ether (The Mantle)

Hashtag 24Welcome to The Mantle’s fifth virtual roundtable and the first one to feature all women. This forum provides an opportunity for emerging critics, activists, and writers to think deeply about and debate a very narrow topic. In the past we’ve asked writers, artists, and musicians to reflect on their roles in conflict zones, and we have also had young policy wonks interrogate the United Nations’ doctrine on the Responsibility to Protect. For this round, we continue with the activist theme and ask practitioners to deliberate the utility of protesting not with signs or banners in the streets, but with hashtags in the digital ether.

Our International Affairs Editor Corrie Hulse moderates the discussion. She’s joined by three women from around the world with varying experiences in policy and activist fields. Read more…

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