Boise State Students Take Home National Honor for Using Social Media to Combat Hate and Extremism
A team of Boise State students placed third in a national social media competition hosted by the McCain Institute at Arizona State University. The Institute’s Peer to Peer (P2P): Protective Project competition sought unique and creative solutions to counter targeted hate and violence.
Liz Fuller, Carmen Bulovsky, and Abby Woods presented on the Boise S.E.E.D. (Students for Equity, Equality, and Diversity) project, a student-run endeavor that aims to combat hate and violent extremism in our community. In order to achieve the project’s goal of sustainably turning schools into barriers against hate in our community, the Boise State students partnered with local high school groups. Their research also included meeting with a local human rights leader and a local high school teacher.
The Boise State team made their presentation virtually to a panel of scholars and leaders including former Arizona Senator Jeff Flake. The team members will split $1,000 in scholarship money.