Session Proposal: Using Social Media to connect LGBT members on college campuses and to fight homophobia
Monday, November 30th, 2009 | cdramirez
On college campuses, LGBT groups, members, and their allies, are using social media such as Facebook and Twitter to communicate with each other, mobilize for events and rallies, and send information about homophobic speech and activities on campus. At Virginia Commonwealth University, LGBT student groups have staged counter protests, organized very quickly to attend rallies, contacted each other to attend LGBT events and activities through social media.
1. How can LGBT groups and their allies use social media to better mobilize, communicate, and prepare events on campuses and in college cities?
2. How can these groups use social media to conduct outreach and get the word out on events and activities to those not in their groups?
3. How can LGBT groups make better use of social media to educate allies, supporters, and others about their causes, events, and activities?
4. How can these groups connect to other organizations that teach tolerance and inclusion, work with issues of diversity, and conduct conferences and programming?