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Plenary: "Civic Media Mobilization"

Successful civic media tools ― especially ones designed by this conference's attendees ― reengineer how mass-mobilization happens. But does that mean we should turn the page on old lessons?

Originally envisioned as a way to connect the like-minded across borders, civic media is proving just as powerful at mobilizing neighbors, in their towns, where they vote. So even for national issues, is all civic media really local? From the Wisconsin protests to Presidential campaigns, civic media is playing a larger role in organizing communities and defining political arenas. In this conversation between an organizer and activist, we'll explore how online activism differs from face-to-face.

Chris Faulkner, a member of the Tea Party, spends much of his time organizing online.

Yesenia Sanchez, from P.A.S.O.-West Suburban Action Project 52, works at street-level to drive community participation.

Together with moderator Damian Thorman, the two will discuss ways organizers can use online and offline strategies to their advantage and debate situations in which one is more effective than the other.

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