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Emily Turner

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The Maine Campus

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On Nov. 6 the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Colloquium Series held its second discussion of the fall semester. Dr. Judith Rosenbaum gave the talk titled “#TakingAKnee: Exploring justice, respect, and patriotism on Instagram and Twitter.” Rosenbaum is an assistant professor of communication and journalism at the University of Maine whose research includes social and health effects of media. The theme of this talk surrounded creating meaning on social media platforms. It featured discussion on the hashtag #TakingAKnee and how this social movement has opened a new dialogue nationwide. Rosenbaum recognized that Colin Kaepernick played a large role in initiating the protest against police brutality. From there, other celebrities took to social media to demonstrate support while others, especially those involved in the Blue Lives Matter movement, feverishly declared it as a sign of disrespect.


Content captured from The Maine Campus website by by Kimberly Sawtelle, Library Specialist CLIII, on January 16, 2021.


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