Social events refer to an occurrence organized by informal groups of people who share and focus on social issues. The major purpose is to spread the information related to their area of concern with the aim of creating awareness and raising debate over argumentative issues. For instance, the Free Culture Movement promotes the liberty to allocate and adjust individual’s creative works. They use the media raise their issues regarding cultural invention and innovations among the community members. The movement rejects restriction concerning the copyright. The members claim that the laws regarding the copyright hinder the creativity of the young talents, thus limiting innovations in the society. The movement affirms the free exchange of ideas among communities without obtaining the legal license that permits sharing of creative ideas.
According to Emile Durkheim, a social event or movement can be materialist or immaterialist that have independence existence with more objective than individual’s actions within the society. He explains that social facts observation takes place in both formal and informal laws and regulations. The endowment of the social events requires the power of coercion so that they may control individual behavior.
On the other hand, Max Webber spoke of social events in three components theories; that is, party class, status class, and social class. The three theories explain the socials classes based on economic and non-economical qualities and affiliations in the political domain. He argued that many social facts such as love and freedom have no material form but rather objectives. He concluded that social events mainly consist of determining the characteristics through an experimental approach. However, most current social events and movements are diminished through neglect of the issues raised by the groups.