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Tuesday, March 17 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Digital Democracy: Amplifying LGBT Stories

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While LGBT rights (and other pressing political issues) continue to be contested in the courts, the legislature and ballot box, the public involvement on these issues is increasingly playing out in digital media—in the U.S. and around the world. Digital storytelling, crowdsourcing campaigns and online journalism is shaping how the public understands and supports complex issues, the real-life challenges facing marginalized people, and how they engage in public grassroots campaigns to affect change. This panel will bring together leaders in digital storytelling and advocates from the LGBT rights arena to discuss how digital innovations are increasingly dictating the most salient political issues of our time and consider how storytelling and online engagement drives change as we imagine possible futures in the movement for LGBT equality.

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avatar for Wesley Adams

Wesley Adams

COO, AllOut.org
Wesley Adams is the COO of All Out (www.allout.org). Through online campaigns and on-the-ground organizing, All Out has created an unprecedented alliance of straight, gay, lesbian, bi and trans people. More than 2 million individuals in every country on the planet have joined the... Read More →
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Bryan Simmons

VP of Communications, Arcus Foundation
Bryan Simmons is vice president, Communications at the Arcus Foundation, a private global grantmaking organization dedicated to the idea that people can live in harmony with one another and the natural world. Arcus works to advance respect for diversity among peoples and throughout... Read More →
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Andrew Wallace

Mngr, StoryCorps
Andrew Wallace is the Manager of StoryCorps' national initiative to preserve stories of LGBTQ communities across the nation, StoryCorps OutLoud. In this role he oversees partnerships with local, regional, and national LGBTQ organizations to record and preserve stories of the community... Read More →
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Serena Worthington

Dir of Natl Field Initiatives, SAGE (Services And Advocacy For GLBT Elders)
Serena Worthington is the Director of National Field Initiatives at Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE), where she oversees the SAGE affiliate network, facilitates policy advocacy on LGBT aging issues, and strategically enhances the capacity of partner organizations across... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Hyatt Regency Austin Texas Ballroom 2-3 208 Barton Springs Rd

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