Thursday, November 17, 2011
Community Matters Campaign Finale!
A Conversation with Maya Enista Smith,
Chief Executive Officer, Mobilize.org
Moderated by Mónica Guzmán, journalist and community strategist
Kane Hall, room 110, University of Washington, Seattle Campus. [view map]
Registration: 6:30 p.m. | Program 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
This event is over, thanks to all who attended!
Maya Enista Smith works daily to improve democracy by investing in Millennial-driven solutions. She began her career with Rock The Vote at age 17, where she registered over 30,000 young people and was awarded the first ever “Rockin’ The Street’s” Award. Most recently, Maya was awarded the competitive Prime Movers Fellowship, a program for social movement leaders working at the national level. What strategies has Maya used to engage and leverage Millenials to be effective change agents? What is she most excited about looking into the upcoming election year? What is her perspective on the ever changing media landscape and how it impacts the political process? What skills, knowledge and values does she think citizens need to be successful today? Bring your own questions as we talk with this exciting national leader!
Mónica Guzmán is a journalist and community strategist who craves conversation and seeks out technology that makes it easy, far-reaching and good. She helps startups and media better understand, engage and grow their communities. This fall, she joined the team at GeekWire as a part-time columnist on issues in digital life. Previously, she spent a year helping Seattle-based startup Intersect launch and develop an innovative time and location based storytelling platform. From January 2007 to May 2010, Mónica was a reporter at seattlepi.com, where she ran the experimental and award-winning Big Blog and drew a community of readers with nonstop online conversation and casual weekly meetups. She’s been named one of the Top 100 Women in Seattle Tech, one of the Poynter Institute’s 35 social media influencers and one of the Society of Professional Journalists’ “Quill” magazine’s 20 journalists to follow on Twitter.
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Co-Promoting Partners: Center for Communication and Civic Engagement, Master of Communication and Digital Media at the University of Washington, Puget Sound Off, National Women's Political Caucus of Washington, University of Washington Evans School of Public Affairs, Washington Bus
2011 Community Matters Campaign Co-Promoting Partners: 501 Commons, Alliance of Nonprofits, Guiding Lights Network, Humanities Washington, Leadership Tomorrow, League of Education Voters, League of Women Voters, Municipal League of King County, Seattle Housing Authority, and Seattle Works.