What’s it all about?
How to change the world with Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and other social media?… hmmm.
Through the Global Poverty Project the teacher of this class has been lucky to utilise social media for social change to see great effects in awareness, advocacy, policy change and commitment.
This lesson is not a debate about ‘clicktivism’, it is about the practical application of social media for social change.
Come see what has worked for the Global Poverty Project and think about how you can utilise social media tools to put forth your passions and ‘be the change you want to see in the world.’ (credit to Ghandi for that one.)
What will we cover?
- How the Global Poverty Project has utilised social media with campaigns, concerts, and public and political engagement, resulting in huge government commitments toward polio eradication, and other worthwhile causes.
- Why, when and how to use social media for your change.
- The different uses of Twitter, Facebook and Google+.
- The Global Citizen online platform.
- Building your own social justice movement.
- A few resources and technical links to effective utilisation of social media for social justice.
- Thorough sharing, learning, and question and answer session we’ll delve deeper into all things social media and social justice.
Who will be teaching?
d’Arcy Lunn is not a social media expert, nor does he spend his life on social media. He has been fortunate to use social media to grow a movement working towards seeing the end of extreme poverty.
In the past 4 years he has worked with the Global Poverty Project as well as enacted a lot of his own personal campaigns – using a mix of information and inspiration to engage and give people opportunities to act upon the topics and issues of extreme poverty.
d’Arcy is a teacher by trade but lives and breathes activism, advocacy and social justice. In the past year he has worked as a communications specialist in Uganda with UNICEF, given keynote speeches and presentations throughout SE Asia and lead campaigns in Australia and New Zealand.
He gave a version of this class at the Internet at Liberty conference hosted by Google in Washington DC in 2012 and has worked with Google on other social justice projects in the US. Check out more on Global Citizen for the latest ways they try to engage people with social justice – http://globalcitizen.org/