The first quarter of 2011 saw an explosion of social change - in the Middle-East and our own Mid-West. What are online change makers in New York learning? What conclusions should labor and community organizers bring home?
Those of us engaged in labor and community organizing have to wonder: did Egypt really experience a 'Facebook revolution'? What role did social media play in the resistance to Wisconsin Governor Walker's anti-labor legislation? How are unions responding to the real time changes in the organizing environment of today? With:
Libero Della Piana, Communications Director for the People's Weekly World. The runner-up for New California Media's Outstanding Young Journalist Award in 2001, Libero has worked extensively as a journalist and writer. He has been featured in such publications as the San Francisco Chronicle, Colorlines, Black Commentator and the People's World.Libero has also been a longtime member of GrassrootsCamp and Organizing 2.0.
Mike Elk, is a third-generation union organizer and labor journalist based in Washington, D.C. He writes for Harper's Magazine, the American Prospect and In These Times and has appeared as a commentator on CNN, Fox News, and NPR.
Eric Lee, the founder of LabourStart, is one of the premier theorists and practitioners of labor organizing online. He'll be joining us via video. Lee is based in London.
Charles Lenchner, co-founder of Organizing 2.0.
Elana Levin (Moderator), Communications Director of the Writers Guild of America - East, co-founder of Organizing 2.0, and well known labor/New York blogger.
Please make sure to arrive a few minutes early to make sure you get a seat, but don't arrive too early as the space that is hosting us, New Work City, is a co-working space and people will be working until 6:30pm.
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About the Host: NWCU
This event is part of NWCU, a community-powered learning program driven entirely by member participation. NWCU is a curated collection of classes, workshops, Meetup groups, and hackathons, all sharing one core common goal: help existing and aspiring independents build, learn, and share with one another, so more people can lead better, happier lives working for themselves.
NWCU is made possible by amazing supporters of independents and innovation:
Google - Blackberry - New Work City
About New Work City
New Work City is a coworking space and community center for independents in Manhattan. We gather in a cozy shared environment to work, collaborate, learn, and socialize. All you need is some work to do and a friendly disposition!
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