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Social changemakers and technological forerunners come together at Net Tuesday events to mix, swap stories and ideas, build new relationships, and reinforce the online NetSquared (http://www.netsquared... (http://www.netsquared.org)) community.
For SEPTEMBER, it's back to school for the DC Net2 group as we hear from two young leaders setting the standards for using new tools, technology, and tactics to effectively organize and mobilize students and young people across the U.S. around global issues.
IVAN BOOTHE, Director of Communications for the Genocide Intervention Network (and fellow Net2'er) and ARTHUR COULSTON, Co-Founder and Digital Organizer for the Energy Action Coalition, will kick-off our Sept meetup with a conversation on how they're remixing online tools and tactics to help end genocide and global warming, respectively.
See the notes below to learn more about Ivan and Arthur, and check out their sites:
Genocide Intervention Network :: http://www.GenocideIn... (http://www.GenocideIntervention.net)
Energy Action Coalition :: http://www.EnergyActi... (http://www.EnergyAction.net)
Ivan Boothe is the Director of Communications for the Genocide Intervention Network (http://www.GenocideIn... (http://www.GenocideIntervention.net)), an organization that empowers individuals and communities with the tools to prevent and stop genocide. Most recently, GI-Net launched an online and on-the-ground campaign around a congressional scorecard on Darfur issues -- DarfurScores.org, built using Drupal and Democracy in Action. Ivan has previously written about nonviolent third-party intervention in Peace & Change and other publications, and co-founded why-war.org, an organization most known for a campaign of electronic civil disobedience against the electronic voting machine manufacturer Diebold. His writings can be found on his website, quixotic1.com.
Arthur Coulston is a Co-Founder and Digital Organizer of the Energy Action Coalition (http://www.energyacti... (http://www.energyaction.net)) As a student Arthur was a leader in the effort to secure passage of a groundbreaking renewable energy policy in the University of California and later worked as a policy analyst for the UC Office of the President to develop a statewide sustainable transportation policy. As Digital Organizer for Energy Action Coalition Arthur has been instrumental in enabling Energy Action with a strong internet presence and a 21st century communications strategy.
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