Movement Organizing in the Age of Trump, COVID, and the Global Fight for Justice
The 2016 election precipitated one of the most sustained periods of social and civic activism we’ve seen in our history. Over the last 4 years, movements like the Women’s March, March for Our Lives, and Black Lives Matter have transformed our politics and social fabric. Platforms like Facebook and Google provide useful venues for those with money to consolidate power. But, mission-driven technology can also enable organizing at an unprecedented scale.
In this session, you’ll hear from Shomik Dutta, Mobilize Board Member and Co-Founder of Higher Ground Labs on how Higher Ground Labs is bridging technology and politics by supporting the development of more effective campaign solutions. He will speak specifically about one of those initiatives, the Mobilize platform that has helped 3.5 million people take nearly 11 million volunteer actions since 2017. Learn what movement organizing looks like today and how it can change the world.
Co-Founder & Partner at Higher Ground Labs