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Saturday, March 31 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Tweeting for Change: Social Media and Activism

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When you’re clicking “like” or tweeting about a cause, what is your impact and how effective is it? Are your online actions spurring change or simply aggregating in the cloud? Is this generation of students less motivated to truly act than in the past? Or are they simply armed with different tools? With the ability to communicate globally and provide on the spot news, where is social media and activism heading, will the conversations stay online or will they translate into action? 


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Chris Droukas

moderator
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Asher Huey

Senior Associate, Communication, American Federation of Teachers
Asher Huey is a D.C.-based progressive activist and organizer. He works with various progressive organizations and coalitions to create substantive change on both local and national levels. He’s particularly active in the areas of LGBT rights, education, labor, environment and social justice. Over the years he has worked on various electoral- and issue-based campaigns. As a side project he volunteers his time to save the D.C. food trucks as the... Read More →
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David Simnick

Dave Simnick is a social entrepreneur and co-founder of SoapBox Soaps and TalkChalk. As an Eagle Scout, Dave’s dream was to found for-profit companies with a social mission at their core. Since then, he has worked as a consultant to USAID, the U.S. Army, Michelle Rhee, the U.S. Senate, and was a Teach for America educator in Northern Philadelphia. He founded SoapBox Soaps, a company whose mission is to donate bars of aid soap for every bar... Read More →
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Cody Steele

Cody Steele is a Senior studying International Development and Spanish.  He’s passionate about seeing as much of the world as possible, but his most recent adventures brought him to the streets of Santiago, Chile, McPherson Square, DC and Zuccotti Park, New York.  He studies non-violent activism and social movements in his spare time


Saturday March 31, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm
SIS-102

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