When news reports are flooded with stories about revolts in Tahrir Square, Tunisia, and Wall Street, it’s hard to deny the impact online is having in civic action. Social media was an enormous part in the wildfire spreading of ideas, recruitment of followers, and coordination of meet-ups that made it possible for groups to express their discontent of social matters.
During DC Week, the DC/MD/VA metro-area community is preparing for the regions biggest giving event: Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington. On November 9th, residents are coming together to fundraise and rally for their favorite nonprofits, taking things into their own hands as nonprofits face budget cuts from their steady stream of revenue.
We bring you a panel of local experts to discuss the extent of civic action, how it can (or can’t) bring about change in a community: Jen Martin (@createthegood) from AARP, Clint O’Brien from Care2 (@care2), Jenna Sauber (@cajunjen) from Case Foundation, and Alex Howard (@digiphile) from O’Reilly Media (@OReillyMedia), moderated by Geoff Livingston (@geoffliving).
Join us on November 7th, at 2:30PM at the AARP Building (621 E Street NW). Please use side entrance on 6th Street across the street from the firehouse.