Join Us Jan. 21 for a “Social Media for Housing Advocates” Workshop

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Thursday, Jan. 21, join us virtually, or in-person at Seattle University, to learn how to use social media skills to effectively advocate for affordable housing and other social justice issues. It’s our fourth annual “Social Media for Housing Advocates” workshop, and you can watch online — or join us in person at Seattle University.

From 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m., two experts in social media advocacy—Reiny Cohen of the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance and Kizha Davidson of YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish—will show tips and tricks to add to your advocacy tool belt. The workshop will be webcast via a Google+ Hangout.

For a more hands-on workshop, join us in-person. We’ll watch the Google+ Hangout together, and then afterwards talk in-depth for about an hour about how we take action with what we’ve learned. This could include exploring other tools such as Periscope, Storify, meme creation, and more. Bring your lunch; we’ll provide coffee.

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more have begun paving the path for real-time audience engagement, and advocates have been forced to grapple with phrases such as “social media for social good,” as they delve deeper into building awareness and sparking change through these online tools. As social media becomes more commonplace, it is critical that social-advocacy is fully explored. After all, it’s one of the quickest and simplest ways to spread messages and connect with policy influencers.

The Hangout is an annual partnership between Firesteel, Seattle University and Washington Low Income Housing Alliance. Hundreds of advocates have participated in this session since the first Hangout in 2013. Register today!

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