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Using Social Media to Turn Compassion into Action

In the last two years, “Hashtag Activism” has helped raise global awareness around pivotal social and political issues. From #BringBackOurGirls and #GamerGate to #JeSuisCharlie and #BlackLivesMatter, these rally cries from global citizens have served as a catalyst for change in some instances. However, digital activism often falls short, reducing serious issues to just words, RTs and Facebook Likes. This panel will provide tools and tactics for how to effectively use social media to move beyond the words and take action for the cause.

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Nicole Blades, Journalist, Blades Central


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