by Alejandra Natalio Mora
NEW FORMS OF TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATION HAVE GIVEN YOUNG PEOPLE THE POWER TO RAISE THEIR VOICE, MAKE A REAL CHANGE AND PUT SOCIETY INTO MOTION.
What is a social movement? For me, it is an informal group of people or organization that has social change as its main goal.
We are in the 21st century, things have changed, humanity is not the same as it used to be in the past. There are different kinds of movements nowadays and we, the new generations, are the future of society.
We are in constant change, there are new ways to communicate, we have the power to say what we think and make it reach every corner of the world. We can share our opinions with whoever we want or send a positive message that can reach thousands of people.
If you think about it, we have an amazing power that our parents or grandparents never had. We should use it to support good causes and help others; there are plenty of examples of people who do this like youtubers.
Youtubers are a new and growing influence, a lot of people follow them and admire them. In Mexico, we have youtubers that help people, animals and the environment, do charity work, donate food, clothes and care about others. And beyond our country, all around the globe, youtubers are helping and trying to make this world a better one. They are a social movement.
Even if we are not youtubers or influencers, we can help, maybe not in the same big sense as them, but with little actions everyday. If we do this, soon we will also be part of a social movement.
Alejandra Natalio Mora is student of campus Cancún.