‘#IamHarrison’ Campaign Promotes Change in Town’s Image

HARRISON, AR – High school students in Harrison have started a campaign to change the public’s perception of their city; to let people know “No town is defined by one opinion.”

Students in the GobEAST program at Harrison High School launched a Facebook page called Weareharrisonar. In the page’s about section, students describe the page as “A student created and led pro-diversity pro-love media campaign.”

On the page, the students promote diversity, encouraging people to post content to change outsiders’ viewpoint of the town.  

“A select number of people represent Harrison in the media and we’re tired of it. The people in Harrison are not all the same. Define yourself, change the viewpoint, join the movement ‪#‎IAmHarrison‬,” read one post.

Mayor Dan Sherrell posted a video on the page saying, ” I believe in justice and equality for all people. I am Harrison.”

“Because we are a page that intends to promote diversity, anything posted here that has negative, racist, or white supremacist undertones will be deleted. This campaign is for the Harrison that mainstream media hasn’t shown,” Weareharrisonar posted. 

More can be found on the Facebook page and Twitter account. 

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