A partnership of Netroots UK and Digital Action Lab
On Saturday 16th March, we’re hosting a digital skills workshop in Birmingham for campaigners, charities and community groups. The workshop will cover the basics of successful campaign strategies, as well as setting up a blog/website, creating compelling digital content and using social media to raise awareness about your work.
In the Marble Hall at Netroots UK, you can check out reportage photographer Jess Hurd‘s great exhibition: 2000-2010, a decade of activism. It features photos of protests and campaigns from around the world over the last 10 years.
And if you want tips on how to help photographers get the best images of your own actions, and maximise the media coverage you receive, get along to the workshop on getting your action across better in the media, where Jess will be amongt the panel sharing their experience.
Are you coming to our workshop on devising a new generation of online campaign tools (Beyond Twitter & blogging: 10 tools you need to know and planning the next 10)?
Try and think of an app or site that would help hold the government or companies to account, or help people protest and campaign. We’ve got a wiki to help gather suggestions – and you can use it to add your own ideas ahead of the session.
Or just bring your ideas along to the workshop – there will be iphone/browser templates to scribble on and plenty of inspiration!
We’re very pleased to announce two more partner organisations – the huge global movement for people powered politics, Avaaz.org, and the Labour Party focused independent progressive blog, Labourlist. Both of them add some really great experience of netroots campaigning and movement building, and some great lessons for us to share on the day.