Networking happy hour: 5:30-6:00 p.m. | Presentation begins at 6 p.m.
Everyone Is An Activist!
From #MeToo to #BlackLivesMatter, activism is unfolding on our screens and in our streets.
But can you really join a movement from your laptop? And what’s the most effective way to make your voice heard on an issue you care about? And can a hashtag *really* change the world? Join veteran political organizer Bridget Todd, the host of Stuff Mom Never Told You and AfroPunk’s Solution Sessions podcasts as we dive into some of the most electric social justice movements of the last few years and talk thought what it takes to make a measurable impact.
About the Speaker
Bridget Todd is co-host of the podcasts “Stuff Mom Never Told You” and “Afropunk” — part of the How Stuff Works media network. She is a writer, activist, and digital organizer who you might find writing for The Atlantic, setting fearless fashion trends with her Black Lives Matter hat at Donald Trump’s inauguration, or fawning over Solange’s live performance after speaking on the intersection of pop culture and politics at SXSW. Bridget also spent time at Planned Parenthood where she served as the digital strategist, navigating the tightrope of promoting the services of a “controversial” brand while receiving daily attacks across all social media networks.