Tonight at 6:30 PM – Digital Empowerment for the Real World @ MIT

Keynote: Digital Empowerment for the Real World: Using Social Media, Creating Social Change

Speaker: Latoya Peterson, Editor/Owner, Racialicious
Time: Thur. 03/15 6:30 – 7:30 PM (Reception following event)
Venue: 32-123
Description: A long-time nerd and new media maker, Latoya Peterson provides a hip-hop feminist and anti-racist view on culture. In this talk Peterson will discuss the concept of “digital empowerment,” leveraging technology against structural barriers such as race, gender, and class. How can you use social media for social change in your own community? Peterson is editor of the award-winning blog Racialicious.com–the intersection of race and pop culture. She has done digital consulting work for NPR, Wikipedia, and Weber-Shandwick. A speaker on topics of social justice and social media, Latoya will be presenting her fourth panel at South by Southwest Interactive in 2012. After the event, there will be an opportunity for you to mingle and network over drinks and food at the reception.

Come join us!

  • guest

    I attended yesterday and the talk was really really good!  I especially loved the parallels between exclusion in videogaming and exclusion from STEM careers. The bit on casual activism was also great.