I’m excited to share the news that I and three of my feminist colleagues will present a skills-building workshop on Twitter at the 2012 National NOW Conference in Baltimore this Friday, June 29! Our workshop, “Activists of the Same Feather, Tweet Together!” is one of three skills building workshops scheduled simultaneously from 5:15-6:30p.m. in the same room at the Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport hotel.
Activists of the Same Feather, Tweet Together! How to Use Twitter and Unite Generations to Stop the War on Women
Stopping the War on Women requires that feminist activists use every tool available, including social media. With the ever-increasing influence of Twitter as an online organizing tool, it is imperative that feminists across the spectrum utilize the micro-blogging platform to make our diverse voices heard. NOW Chapters can use Twitter to engage with decision-makers and like-minded or adversarial organizations, create and support more effective campaigns, increase membership and make a bigger impact at local, state and national levels.
Rachel Piazza – Moderator, Katherine Mullen, Jeffrey Lunnen, Ruken
This will be my first time presenting at a NOW conference and if the line-up of workshops is any indication, it promises to be an engaging, energizing and diverse conference. Workshop topics range from reproductive justice to creating queer and trans-friendly feminist spaces, working on elections, fighting hate crimes, feminism and faith, war and labor. Eve Ensler, Sandra Fluke, Krystal Ball and Heidi Hartmann are some of the many speakers. Oh, and there will be feminist films and dance parties after the workshops. Who says feminists don’t have fun?
See you in Baltimore!