The Resistance is DIY: How Creative Rapid Response and Digital Media are Shaping Culture through Activism

The Resistance is DIY: How Creative Rapid Response and Digital Media are Shaping Culture through Activism

Session Type(s): Panel

Starts: Thursday, Jul. 11 10:15 AM

Ends: Thursday, Jul. 11 11:15 AM

Room: 119A

From the Daily Action app to shutting down streets in song and dance to DIY poster printing, get ready to uncover the ways in which creative and digital media is used to facilitate rapid response. This panel will be a crash course on what it looks like to use a variety of creative and digital media tools to effectively and efficiently respond to injustice. It will also cover the ways in which creative and digital media can facilitate and enrich intersectional approaches to organizing, specifically centering communities of color, women, femmes, and queer and trans folks. Lastly, it will serve as a space for participants to scheme up creative ways to protest the next time their communities are under attack.

Moderator

Panelists

Carla Aronsohn

Carla Aronsohn

Carla Aronsohn has a background in field organizing and lobbying around the country for progressive issues and candidates. Carla is the Director of Strategy at Revolution Messaging, leading their rapid response Revere Suite team and working with clients like MoveOn, ACLU, Color of Change, Giffords, Beto for Texas, Presente, and many more. Carla was the lead mobile strategist for Bernie Sanders 2016 which won two Reed awards and one Pollie award for mobile. Carla helped conceptualize and launch Daily Action, which uses mobile and calling to make civic engagement easy and effective by having one call action per day. Carla worked with Black Out for Human Rights to use mobile tools to raise $150K in 24 hours for communities affected by the Flint water crisis. Carla is on the board of directors of WERK for Peace, an organization that holds LGBTQ+ dance party protests, notably in front of Mike Pence and Ivanka Trump’s houses.