Using Social Media to Build Community Power

When:

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Where: 

Online

Cost:

FREE

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RESIST WEBINAR -- During this webinar, participants will learn how grassroots groups can use online organizing tactics to boost their campaign and build community power. We’ll learn how to think about online organizing as a simple extension of what you already do on the ground, and walk through which tools and tactics to use in different campaign scenarios. Toxics Action Center’s Communications Directorm Katelyn Parady, and 350NH Interim Coordinator, Griffin Sinclair-Wingate, will lead this webinar using recent examples from community groups organizing to create safer and more sustainable communities in New England. 

Webinar Objectives:

  1. Understand what online organizing is.
  2. Know why online tools are important for everybody
  3. Leave with at least one online organizing idea to bring back to your work!

Speakers:

Katelyn Parady is the Communications Director for Toxics Action Center. A native of Southwest Wyoming, she has a social science research background in environmental justice and chemical safety issues. At Toxics Action Center, Katelyn spearheads digital organizing efforts and manages communications and operations. Katelyn also serves as the co-chair of the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety & Health's Health Tech advisory committee and helps lead the National Council for Occupational Safety & Health's U.S. Worker Fatality Data Project.

Griffin Sinclair-Wingate has been organizing for social and climate justice since he was a sophomore in high school.  He got his start volunteering with NH Peace Action organizing youth summits around NH to challenge the culture of apathy that exists in high schools.  When Griffin started at UNH, he became involved in the Student Environmental Action Coalition and began campaigning for UNH to divest its endowment from fossil fuel corporations.  Now he is working for 350 New Hampshire as the interim coordinator.  After Griffin graduates, he hopes to continue organizing people to challenge the systems of oppression that hurt us all.

 

 

This webinar is brought to you from the New England Grassroots Environment Fund through the RootSkills Training Series.