February 05, 2015
10:00 am - 11:00 am PST
When big moments or events have come and gone, how do you keep energy and interest levels high? And how do you know whether your efforts have been ‘successful’?
On *Thursday, February 5 from 10-11am PT (1-2pm ET)*, we learned about how young, modern activists are pursuing change in their world ‘by any media necessary.’
This webinar was part of a February 2015 series titled *By Any Media Necessary: Scaffolding & Sustaining Participatory Politics*. Check out all the details at http://bit.ly/byanymedia
From this Series:
- Part 2—[Twitter Chat] Measuring and Sustaining Participatory Politics Success
- Part 3—An Action Plan for Achieving Success in Participatory Politics
- Part 4—[Twitter Chat] An Action Plan for Achieving Success in Participatory Politics
Guests for this webinar included:
- Henry Jenkins is the Provost’s Professor of Communication, Journalism, Cinematic Arts, and Education at the University of Southern California and the Principal Investigator for the Media Activism and Participatory Politics (MAPP) Project.
- Ilse Escobar was born in Tlalnepantla, Mexico. With luck, work, and community support, she was able to attend Pasadena City College and transfer to UCLA. Currently, Ilse works with theMiguel Contreras Foundation in engaging high school age youth through the MCF Freedom School, which Ilse co-created.
- Paul DeGeorge is an artist, activist and fandom innovator. In 2005, he co-founded the Harry Potter Alliance and has helped the organization grow to become a leading example of fan activism. In 2012, he created “Nerds for Obama,” a fandom-based outreach effort in support of the President’s reelection.
- Zachary Cáceres is an entrepreneur and currently Executive Director of the Startup Cities Institute and MPC Creative Learning Community at Universidad Francisco Marroquín, Guatemala City. He is a multi-award winning writer and the First Prize winner of the Charles Street Symposium for Economists under 35.
Resources for this webinar:
- ByAnyMedia.org – a collection of resources and workshops on leveraging digital media for participatory politics
- “Storytelling and Digital Age Civics” – a Connected Learning TV webinar series
- “Harry and the Potters” band
- The Harry Potter Alliance
- OccupyTogether.org: info on the #Occupy movement
- Youth & Participatory Politics Research Network
- HPA Leadership Conference: “Granger Leadership Academy”
- Washington Post: How ‘Harry Potter’ fans won a four-year fight against child slavery
#ConnectedLearning Discussion on Twitter
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