Remember tragedies

Stop moving onto the next thing

USA Today recently reported that there have been new outbreaks of Ebola. The virus received heavy coverage in the summer and fall of 2014, but has been largely out of the media since that time.

We the Threefold Advocate urge students to continue to care about issues once they leave the mainstream media.

The general population has a very short attention span. When mass coverage of the #bringbackourgirls campaign ended, after about one month the girls still had not been set free. But society moved on; it wanted another issue to talk about.

Issues in America tend to be hot when tragedy strikes, but after a while the issues are swept from our minds. We need to push the government to take actions on issues before they become big problems.

We The Threefold Advocate understand that sometimes these topics are difficult to discuss. But if we do not discuss these problems then we will never make the changes that need to be made.

We also understand that there is so much going on in the world that it is hard to keep up with all of the issues. For all of this, we would encourage you to find specific areas in social justice with the news are passionate about. This will make it easier to stay up to date. You can also occasionally discuss with friends and get a broader idea of what is going on in other spheres.

The Threefold Advocate ask students not to forget crises. Do not view them as something to post on your news feed once; instead, actively look for ways to engage with the issues even when they are not covered 24/7.