Session Type(s): Caucus/Roundtable
Starts: Thursday, Aug. 2 10:30 AM
Ends: Thursday, Aug. 2 11:45 AM
The Culture Nerd Caucus is open space for all self-identified nerds and pop culture enthusiasts (gamers, cosplayers, fanfic writers and readers, comic book fans, etc) to gather, network and discuss potential ways to utilize high profile moments in arts and culture to organize on progressive issues.
Elana has worked at the intersection of popular culture and online organizing for over a decade, connecting nonprofits with pop culture creators and fans and applying the lessons of storytelling to the fight for social and economic justice. She co-organized the Black Panther #FanActivistCon and hosts Graphic Policy Radio podcasts (“Where comics and politics meet”).
Elana is Program Director at New Media Mentors, the official trainings partner of Netroots Nation. Through NMM progressives can access individual training in social media skills any time online.
She joins Netroots Nation’s staff after serving as digital director for labor unions and community based organizations and has lead trainings for over 3,000 progressives as co-founder of Organizing 2.0. Elana tweets about the labor movement, online organizing and superhero comics at @Elana_Brooklyn.