WHO: Rising Tide NOLA
WHAT: Rising Tide X: Conference on Civic Activism & New Media
WHEN: 10 Years Post Deluge |Saturday, August 29, 2015
WHERE: University Center | Xavier University of Louisiana
- a brief description of the topic you wish to address
- a list of participants/presenters describing their relationship to or expertise on the topic
- how the programming will be presented to the audience
- how the audience will be involved in the presentation through questions, participation, discussion, etc.
- Focus on civic activism - making changes in the community
- Collaboration between organizations to add multiple and diverse perspectives
- Using social, alternative, or new media to share information, empower communities, and/or organize activism
Rising Tide NOLA, Inc. is a non-profit organization formed by New Orleans bloggers in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the failure of the federally built levees. After the disaster, the internet became a vital connection among dispersed New Orleanians, former New Orleanians, and friends of the city and the Gulf Coast region. A number of new blogs were created, and combined with those that were already online, an online community with a shared interest in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast developed. In the summer of 2006, to mark the anniversary of the flood, the bloggers of New Orleans organized the first Rising Tide Conference, taking their shared interest in technology, the arts, the internet and social media and turning advocacy in the city into action.
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