Social Media Has Changed the Game - How 'Regular' People are Driving Real Change

With Jordy Gold

Join us for a conversation on what the digital age means for citizen-based social action and interaction and the intersections between social media and social change.

Jordy Gold, Campaigns Director at Change.org in Canada, will share his insider knowledge on how online platforms for change are influencing decision-makers, with a particular focus on Change.org - its creation, mission, values, and reach.

How have these platforms helped grassroots campaigns succeed? And what are the evolving roles of the media, government and business; all of which are intricately tied to the powerful new function that can be played by the average citizen in today’s hyper-connected world.

In doing so, we’ll explore how web-based tools and online community-building are upending traditional approaches and accepted truths about community organizing, social mobilization, advocacy and campaigning, and see how they are making efforts at social change more accessible, more efficient, more democratic, and ultimately far more effective than ever before.

 

About Jordy Gold

As Campaigns Director for Change.org in Canada, Jordy Gold is leading the development of the famous web-based social mobilization platform in Canada. Beyond Elizabeth May’s winning bid, Jordy has worked on a range of campaigns across the country. He has published widely, including his series on the future of the planet and the economy with leaders like David Suzuki and Jane Goodall. Jordy holds a Master’s of Environmental Management and Policy from the IIIEE, Lund University in Sweden and a B.A. Honours in Politics and Development Studies from Queen’s University.

Free event with limited seating, so please register.

Location: Baha'i Centre, 288 Bloor St. West, Toronto view map
Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Reception to follow.

RSVP to: couch@couchichinginstitute.ca or call 416-494-1440 ext 225

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