[HacktionLab] Fwd: [ukriders] Debate on digital activism confirmed

Ben Green ben at bristolwireless.net
Mon Mar 7 11:46:07 GMT 2011

Seems relevant so I've passed it on:

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     Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2011 09:28:49 -0000
     From: "Sue Fidler" <sue at suefidler.com>
Reply-To: ukriders at lists.lasa.org.uk
  Subject: [ukriders] Debate on digital activism confirmed - please  
pass it on to anyone interested
       To: charitywebforum at yahoogroups.com, ukriders at lists.lasa.org.uk

Debate: Activism vs. Slacktivism <http://fairsay.com/debate>

Does activism via digital channels work? It depends on who you ask. Join a
debate of skeptics, realists and optimists exploring the impact of digital

All activism depends on the belief and hope by participants that acting
together will make a difference. With increasing debate and rhetoric around
the influence and power of digital activism, what will the future be for
this form of mobilisation if misinformed commentary or ill-conceived use of
digital tools and networks attempt to undermine it?

*The debate will challenge and provoke:*

    - *campaigners* who are not using online mobilisation strategically and
    the debate will challenge them to up their game
    - *skeptics* of the power of digital activism and the debate will
    challenge them to learn how and when digital activism does work


    - *David Babbs* - Executive Director, 38 Degrees
    - *Paul Hilder* - Director of Campaigns, Oxfam
    - *Eric Lee* - International Trade Union digital consultant &
    - *Naomi McAuliffe* - Campaign Manager, Amnesty International
    - *Sam Smith* - Democracy & Transparency activist
    - *Tom Steinberg *- Director, MySociety
    - *Micah White* - Adbusters & Guardian contributor *(Via recorded video
    - Other (academic) to be confirmed + chair


    1. Each articulates their points in a 10-minute presentation (TED-style)
    2. Opportunity to respond to others' points for 20 minutes
    3. Audience question, answer, comment and debate

We aim to stream the event live, allow questions from online audience as
well as recording it for later viewing online.

Sponsorship only covers part of the costs of organising and hosting the
Sue Fidler Ltd
Advocacy Online

*Register at **http://fairsay.com/debate*

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