Saturday, April 30: Speaker Series 3-5PM

Saturday, April 30 · 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Allied Media Projects
4126 3rd St
Detroit, Michigan

(FREE of Charge)

Future City Media Workshops, part of the Detroit Digital Justice Coalition, presents Social Media Strategies from Egypt’s Revolution to Detroit’s Economy, the first of a bi-weekly Saturday Speaker Series.

Social Media Strategies from Egypt’s Revolution to Detroit’s Economy is an open workshop and discussion examining how social media was an instrumental tool in voicing the people’s frustrations and aspirations during the ongoing revolutions in Egypt and across the region. Featured speakers from the Middle East and North Africa will discuss how the combination of building community online and off brought the power of the people together. This workshop will also share best practices and how-to guides in using social media tools. From twitter to texting, attendees will learn how to build communities and opportunities with social media technology.

Featured speakers include:
Atef Said (Egypt, Human Rights Attorney and Organizer)
Khaled Mattawa (Libya, Poet and Professor of Creative Writing, University of Michigan)
Lottie Spadie (Detroit Digital Justice Coalition and Eastern Michigan Environmental Action Council)
Nadine Naber (Author and Professor of Arab American Studies, University of Michigan)

Childcare will be provided for attendants.

For more information or to RSVP please contact

The Detroit Digital Justice Coalition is comprised of people and organizations in Detroit who believe that communication is a fundamental human right. We are securing that right through activities that are grounded in the digital justice principles of: access, participation, common ownership, and healthy communities.

The mission of the series is to have community dialogue on creative communication strategies and digital justice. The series runs every other Saturday till July 31st starting Saturday, April 30, 2011.

The Future City Media Workshops are made possible through a grant awarded to the Detroit Digital Justice Coalition (DDJC) by the the Broadband Technology Opportunity Program of the American Recovery And Reinvestment (Stimulus) Act.



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