Can a tweet confront hatred? Can tagging photos prevent prejudice? Can a Facebook fan page promote human dignity? Can a mobile phone strengthen democracy?
The Conscience Un-Conference: Using Social Media for Good is a free, one-day “un-conference” co-hosted by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and George Mason University’s Center for History and New Media. It intends to bring together interesting and interested people to talk about the problems, practicalities, and opportunities of using social media to further the missions of “institutions of conscience”—those concerned with violence and atrocities, human rights, and related issues.
The “un-conference” will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2009 from 8:30am to 5:30pm in Washington, DC.
The application process to attend the Conscience Un-Conference is now closed. We encourage you to follow the conversation remotely via the RSS of this blog and Twitter (#conconf).
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