Join us online and in person for youth and digital empowerment!

On Tuesday, Oct. 5, please join us online and in person for this month’s Philadelphia Net Tuesday, Youth and Digital Empowerment! The in-person event will begin at 6:00 PM Eastern, with online streaming and discussion beginning at 6:30 Eastern. Get directions to our location in Philly, or read on for how to participate online (you can also read more on Facebook and Meetup).

About the event

Practitioners in the field of youth and digital media will share their work empowering youth to identify issues important in their communities and to share their message through digital and social media. They will share examples of their projects and address challenges including access to technology, privacy concerns and more.

David Cooper Moore will talk about Temple University’s Powerful Voices for Kids program. The mission of the Powerful Voices for Kids program is to strengthen children’s abilities to think for themselves, communicate effectively using language and technology tools, and use their powerful voices to contribute to the quality of life in their families, their schools, their communities, and the world. He will speak about the program itself with a focus on curriculum and pedagogical approaches to youth media.

Laura Deutch is the founder of Messages in Motion. MIM offers youth participants the opportunity to produce short video postcards that communicate personal and social messages about their diverse life experiences. As the van travels through the city, the stories inspire, educate and provoke participants from different communities to learn from one another. She will present an overview of the program and focus on building community partnerships as youth and youth-serving organizations learn from each other’s projects.

Sam Reed is the founder of Sriii Consulting and a blogger for the Philadelphia Public School Notebook. He provides support to schools and youth-serving organizations around media literacy and arts education integration. He will share his curriculum unit, MySpace in Democracy, that conducts an inquiry on the risks and rights youth develop and maintain online.

Join us online

Live online webcast: The panel discussion will be broadcast live beginning at 6:30 PM Eastern/3:30 PM Pacific on Oct. 5. Check the top of this page at that time for the live webcast.

Follow along on Twitter: In-person attendees will be posting live updates, online guests will be invited to ask questions of the panelists, and everyone will be welcome to discuss the event in real time over Twitter. Follow @phlnet2 and use the hashtag #phlnet2 on Oct. 5 to participate, or simply follow along using Twitter search or the Twitter feed that will be posted on this page on Tuesday.

Who should participate?

  • Youth-serving organizations seeking to expand their digital media programs
  • Nonprofits and government agencies committed to engaging young people
  • Media makers
  • Social entrepreneurs
  • Anybody who wants to learn more about, or share their experiences of, the fast-growing and powerful force of youth and digital media

Our sponsors

We very gratefully acknowledge our sponsors for this event: The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance and the American Friends Service Committee, without whose support these events would not be possible.

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