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SMW Bristol: Activism in the social and digital age

June 13 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

- £25

Join infamous Russian feminist activist punk band, Pussy Riot and thought leaders in an exploration of activism in the social and digital age. 

Bristol is a city with a long reputation for driving social change. This half-day conference during Social Media Week provides the perfect global platform to explore how activism is evolving and transforming as a result of social and digital channels and opportunities.

The conference will be hosted by Bess Hepworth (@bess_hepworth), human rights campaigner and Founder/Executive Director of Planet Ally who specialises in using social media as a tool for visibility, solidarity and advocacy.

The session will share high profile global case studies of positive change, include presentations from  activists and activist groups, a panel discussion and an audience Q&A.

Speakers include:

  • Bisi Alimi, Nigerian gay rights activist, public speaker, blog writer and HIV/LGBT advocate who gained international attention when he became the first Nigerian to ‘come out’ on television.
  • Seyi Akiwowo, Founder of Glitch #ToxicTwitter Campaign  focused on ending abuse online
  • Josh Connor, Activist and Organiser, LGSMigrants Bristol
  • Shannon Power, Health Editor, Gay Star News
  • Ben Wright, Managing Director of Bristol24/7. Ben launched Better Bristol, a collaborative initiative to fund sustainable social and environmental projects, support independent journalism in Bristol and bring local businesses and the community together.

The event will be rounded off with a fireside chat with Pussy Riot members.

This event is aimed at campaigners, cause-related marketers, non-profits, charities and anyone with an interested in mobilising social change.

This event is co-sponsored by the University of Bristol School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies and the Gender Research Centre.

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/spais/

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/grc/

Details

Date:
June 13
Time:
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost:
£25
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Organiser

SMW Bristol
Email:
info@smwbristol.co.uk

Venue

Priory Road Lecture Theatre
Priory Road Lecture Theatre
Bristol, BS8 1TN United Kingdom
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Details

Date:
June 13
Time:
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost:
£25
Event Categories:
, , ,

Organiser

SMW Bristol
Email:
info@smwbristol.co.uk

Venue

Priory Road Lecture Theatre
Priory Road Lecture Theatre
Bristol, BS8 1TN United Kingdom
+ Google Map