Social Change in the Digital Age

Monday, October 17, 2016
When: 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Location: 
Harman Academy, DML 241
Monday, October 17, 2016 - 17:00

Ever wanted to mobilize a campaign online? Or rally people to a cause using social media? Come to our second workshop at the Polymathic Labs and find out how.

Led by Charlie Furman, a digital campaigner who specializes in mass mobilizations and creative campaigning, the workshop will focus on driving social change in the digital age. Furman will introduce the basics of using the Internet to organize communities -- and how it's been used by the movement for black lives, the climate movement, and Internet freedom advocates to transform both policy and culture. You'll walk away with a baseline knowledge of how to launch your own digital campaign to propel the change you want to see in the world.

Charlie Furman has worked with groups such as 350.org, Demand Progress, CREDO Action, and Fight for the Future to mobilize millions of people both on and offline — most notably during the 400,000 person People's Climate March, for which Charlie coordinated the digital program.

Please bring an internet-ready laptop or tablet to the workshop. We’ll bring the pizza!

LOCATION: Doheny Memorial Library, Room 241

RSVP: email Curtis Fletcher at cfletche@usc.edu