Seminar “Social Movements in the Digital Era” When: April 1st at 4pm Where: Kiva room at the Student Union What: Social Movements in the Digital Era - Part of the Virtual Dialogues Seminar Series

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Wed, 04/01/2015 - 16:00

Seminar “Social Movements in the Digital Era”

When: April 1st at 4pm
Where: Kiva room at the Student Union
What: Social Movements in the Digital Era - Part of the Virtual Dialogues Seminar Series

The Center for Latin American Studies is delighted to present a Virtual Dialogues seminar on social movements in the 21st century to address how social movements throughout the world are utilizing a variety of social media platforms to organize. All around the world from Gezi Park to Mexico City to Hong Kong to Madrid social mobilization has become increasingly reliant on social media and portable devices. Hash tags, clicks, and video snippets are the new tools for social change. Join us with our group of panelists for a 90 minute conference style seminar on how these tools are being utilized and what implications they hold for current and future social movements.

Featured panelists include: 
Justin Wedes is an activist, educator, media-maker and community organizer. A founding member of the New York City General Assembly (NYCGA), the group that brought you Occupy Wall Street.

Bernardo Gutiérrez is a journalist, photographer, writer and consultant. He researches and writes on hacker culture, open code cities, networks, digital activism and world P2P.

Celeste González de Bustamante is a journalist and associate professor at the University of Arizona who has written on and researched topics involving social movements, violence, and journalism in Latin America

This event is organized by the Center for Latin American Studies and Asuntos del Sur think tank with the generous support and participation of the Confluence Center for Creative Inquiry, UA Schools of Journalism and Information.

When: April 1st at 4pm
Where: Kiva room at the Student Union
What: Social Movements in the Digital Era - Part of the Virtual Dialogues Seminar Series
Contact for questions or comments: ericfranqui@email.arizona.edu

Following the presentation there will be an informal community oriented conversation with participants at The Shanty located at 401 E 9th St, Tucson, AZ 85705.

 

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