Civic Engagement Day
Civic Engagement Day is the culmination of year-long exploration of the civic engagement theme, an opportunity for members of the campus community to share and experience the broad learning that is taking place at the university. The entire campus community is encouraged to participate in events throughout the day.
Civic Engagement Day was on April 10, 2013, and was full of various experiences related to Virtual Living and technology's role in society today.
One session, presented by senior Katelyn Brewer, sought to propose ways to use social media to fight violence against women.
"When she opened her Twitter account recently, the first photo Katelyn Brewer saw was of a woman in her underwear, accompanied by the message, "Doesn't my girlfriend look sexy?"
Speaking on Civic Engagement Day at Bluffton University April 10, the Bluffton senior
cited her experience as an example of how technology and media can promote violence
toward women. But at the same time they're part of the problem, technology and media
are also part of the solution, said Brewer, who spent her spring break in New York
City at a meeting of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women."
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