Journal activity – observe an event | SOC 205 – Society, Law and Government | Strayer University


Attend or watch online a protest, demonstration, peace vigil, interest group meeting, or government meeting in the U.S. subject to open meeting laws and report on what you observed at the event.


Respond to the following (using approximately 500 words):

  1. What was the event? What issue was the focal point of the event? 
  2. Was the issue framed in social justice terms? If so, what type of language was used? If not, why do you think the issue was not framed as one involving social justice? 
  3. What strategies were used or discussed to influence social policy? Do you think they were or would be effective? 
  4. What tips would you provide participants at the event in an effort to increase their effectiveness?
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