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SXSW Interactive 2014

Networked Feminism

The groundswell of international support for women's reproductive rights in Texas during the summer of 2013 showed the importance of looking at a new wave of creative, networked feminism that has been made possible by social media and other technologies. But once an event like Sen. Wendy Davis' filibuster is over, and the Stand with Texas Women hashtag has lost steam, how can feminists channel the energy and momentum of a movement? This panel will show examples of how activists and creatives can think strategically and long-term about building lasting change from a proactive instead of a reactive stance.

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  1. How do you keep fighting a battle when all the timelines and news feeds slow to a crawl?
  2. Is it real change and/or activism if you're not at a rally or getting arrested?
  3. What are some ways to measure effectiveness and influence in a world transformed by networked feminism?
  4. What are some good examples, beyond Wendy Davis, of using social media and online tools to promote long-term and systemic change?
  5. How do we create a strong bond between on the ground activism and global networked resources?


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  • Tags: creativity, activism
  • Event: Interactive
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Non-Profit and Activism
  • Track 2
  • Level: Intermediate
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