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Wednesday, 6th June

Netroots Connect

The Netroots Connect program hosts pre-conference strategy sessions on key issues. These sessions include collaborative workshops, case studies and group discussions, as well as small group times for organizational leaders and bloggers/online activists to network. We believe this format allows ample time for discussing how better alliances can be formed and how activists can improve on both messaging and effectiveness.

Netroots Connect LGBT
Netroots Nation invites you to attend the LGBT Netroots Connect pre-convention in Providence, RI on Wednesday June 6, 2012. The Netroots Connect program creates a space for online leaders and representatives of LGBT organizations to exchange ideas, share messaging concepts and attend joint strategy sessions.

This year’s program features a full day of programming designed to bring together a cross-section of community leaders and online change agents. It’s the only program in the nation to bring together these important—and influential—voices.

Sponsors include: AFSCME, Broadway Cares, Freedom to Marry, Gay & Lesbian Advocates and Defenders, GLAAD, Gill Foundation, Human Rights Campaign, Johnson Family Foundation, Lambda Legal, National Council of La Raza, National Gay and Lesbian Journalists Association, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, ROCKSTAR and VenusPlusX

Netroots Connect LGBT is open to all LGBT activists and straight allies who would like to register. Click here for details and to register.

Netroots Connect Women
Four years ago the pre-cursor to Netroots Connect was created to serve the needs of LGBT bloggers, citizen journalists and online activists to meet for networking, workshops, strategy discussion and training. It provided a space for online leaders and representatives of LGBT organizations to exchange ideas, share messaging concepts and attend joint strategy sessions. This has evolved into a successful program housed inside Netroots Foundation.

The benefits of creating an environment conducive to building these relationships go far beyond the conference. Movement leaders as well as online bloggers, journalists and activists have benefited enormously from these opportunities. In turn, this diverse group of participants grows into a closely connected force of change.

Drawing from our past success and lessons learned, we’re expanding this program to include women. We’ve gathered a representative group of activists, bloggers, journalists and organization staffers who broadly work on issues of women’s empowerment and engagement.

The event is co-hosted by Netroots Foundation and Women Donors Network.

Sponsors include: Mobile Commons and National Women’s Law Center.

For our inaugural year, this event was invite-only and has reached capacity.

Location: Providence, RI

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