Why We Fight: The science behind fandom-based social activism

Room 607 - Sci-Fi / Fantasy

Friday June 15, 2018 - 1:00 pm to 1:50 pm

Fandom has become a force to be reckoned with. From social activism and charity campaigns, to creating and sustaining vibrant, supportive communities, fandom has demonstrated that it is more than just screaming fans; it's a place where people find kindred spirits, heal from trauma, and encourage each other to fight for justice. Join researchers in sociology and psychology with leaders of fandom-based charity organizations to talk about how fandom inspires people to change the world.