Session Type(s): Panel
Starts: Saturday, Jul. 19 3:00 PM (Eastern)
Ends: Saturday, Jul. 19 4:15 PM (Eastern)
We all know that the online organizing space often scores an epic fail when it comes to diversity—especially racial diversity. But there are a handful of awesome things folks are *actually* doing about it. Even better, we are getting results. Join the conversation as panelists from NOI’s Black Roots, SumOfUs’ Rising Voices Fellowship, 18 Million Rising, and Berim share their stories. You’ll have everything you need to try this at home.
PaKou Her entered the world of digital advocacy and campaigns in 2010 when she joined the MoveOn field team. She has also held Campaigner and Director positions at 18MillionRising, and was a Senior Campaigner at Ultraviolet. At ParentsTogether, PaKou has leveraged cultural campaign strategies to activate members, innovate on tactics, grow membership, and amplify parent voices. She also has 25+ years of antiracism organizing and training experience.
SumOfUs.org’s Executive Director and Founder, Taren Stinebrickner-Kauffman, is a dual Australian-American citizen. She has experience with online organizing on four continents and at the global level, including at Avaaz.org, GetUp.org.au, and the AFL-CIO. She was born in Australia, currently lives in New York City and enjoys reading science fiction and playing ultimate frisbee for fun.
Bridget Todd (she/her) got her start teaching courses on writing and social change at Howard University.
Since then, she’s trained human rights activists in Australia, done strategy for organizations like Planned Parenthood, the Women’s March, and MSNBC, and ran a training program for political operatives the Washington Post called “the Hogwarts of the Democratic Party.”
Formerly, Bridget explored feminist activism on the podcast Stuff Mom Never Told You and produced a global salon with AFROPUNK, a music and culture festival, to where she hosted folks like Angela Davis, Ava Duvernay, and #MeToo creator Tarana Burke.
She founded Unbossed Creative, a media company that makes podcasts and other digital content to push the needle on social change. Her critically acclaimed podcast, There are No Girls on the Internet, debuted on iHeartRadio on July 7th.