Social Justice Camp DC
Saturday, January 16, 2010 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EST)
Social Justice Camp DC is a free two-day event on MLK Weekend gathering individuals interested in pursuing social justice in Washington, DC through art, technology & collaboration.
When & Where:
Friday Ignite Sessions
7:00pm - 9:30pm January 15th, 2010
Mt. Vernon Place UMC Undercroft Theatre
Using a structured presentation format (speakers get 5 minutes and up to 20 slides), presenters will showcase innovative, DC-based projects and topics in the social justice space.
Ignite Talk Proposals: If you are passionate about a DC social justice issue and would like to give an Ignite Talk Friday night, please tell us who you are and what you'd talk about here.
9am - 5pm January 16th, 2010
GWU's School of Media & Public Affairs Building
A participant driven conference, Saturday's Camp will have a format inspired by unconference/barcamp style events. Camp attendees will help create the conference agenda and drive discussion throughout the day.
Follow us on Twitter at SocJustCampDC
Goals: The main goals of Social Justice Camp DC are:
1) To gather people across sectors and professions to explore social justice issues in Washington, DC
2) To build networked communities interested in addressing specific challenges affecting DC’s underserved populations
3) To not only celebrate the achievements of MLK and the Civil Rights Movement, but also to channel our creative energies into projects that build on them
Who: Who should come to Social Justice Camp DC:
- Activists and artists who want to learn more about using social media in the pursuit of social justice.
- Employees and volunteers with non-profits, public organizations, libraries, schools and government who want to learn from each other about problem solving the obstacles to social justice in the DC community.
- Visionaries and enthusiasts in marketing, business development, and the legal field who want to share their experiences and expertise
- Anyone who is passionate about social justice and has a personal interest in volunteering time and resources to changing the world through collaboration, technology and creativity.
- Participants will be invited to brainstorm sessions as part of the pre-conference process on the website
- The session agenda will be left open for attendees to create their own sessions on the morning of the event
- All presentations and sessions at Social Justice Camp DC are on the record
- Blogging, podcasting, tweeting, etc are all strongly encouraged, in conjunction with the tag #sojuca
- Any presentation materials shared at the event must be released under a Creative Commons Attribution, Noncommercial Sharealike license so they can be used by other campers
Attending: Social Justice Camp DC is free to attendees. The cost of the event will be covered by event sponsors. This is not an opportunity to focus on selling your product or service, but to participate as a valued member of the community.
Become a sponsor:
We're looking for some help to cover space-related costs.
Ben Merrion - Literacy Outreach Specialist, DC Adult Resource Center
Aaron Ginoza - Business Affairs Coordinator, NPR
Charise Van Liew - Nonprofit Consultant & Youth Advocate
Patrick Timony - Adaptive Technology Librarian, DC Public Library
Daryn Kobata - Church engagement & social media officer