NOTE: This was our initial announcement, the updated and current lineup can be found here.
As activism for police accountability, fair wages, just immigration, and more takes center stage, social justice movements are using technology to achieve greater scale and reach wider audiences.
In an age of big data and digital technology, do these strategies build power for long-term social change or are they helping maintain the status quo? Does the Internet disrupt racism or enforce a new era of Jim Crow?
At Netroots Nation, we’ll dig into this topic during a Friday plenary session organized by our friends at the Center for Media Justice. This keynote conversation—The Digital CultureSHIFT: Moving from Scale to Power to Achieve Racial Justice—is scheduled for Friday, July 15, at 2:30 p.m.
You’ll hear from leaders on the front lines of the 21st century movement for racial justice and civil rights, including Color of Change’s Rashad Robinson, Linda Sarsour of MPower, Cayden Mak of 18MillionRising.org, Autumn Marie of the Black Lives Matter network, Joe Torres of Free Press and Malkia Cyril from the Center for Media Justice. The session will be moderated by Samhita Mukhopadhyay of mic.com.
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