The Illinois Humanities Council presents: “Now What?” – Politics, Culture and Social Media. 

The event kicks off the second edition of the Now What? conversation series, and takes a look at the impact of Twitter on organizing. The Black Youth Project is a co-sponsor of the event.

From Prairie:

Twitter has changed the way we communicate, shop and organize. It’s been instrumental in political organizing, from grassroots to presidential campaigns. How is Twitter fueling movements? Obama for America CTO Harper Reed and social media/Black Twitter expert Kimberly Ellis join Illinois Humanities Council Director Angel Ysaguirre June 23 for a stimulating conversation.

Together with our executive director, Angel Ysaguirre (@afraidoffun), they will be talking about how governments, businesses, non-profits, and individuals use social media to advance their goals and, in doing so, are re-shaping our culture.

Read more at Prairie

The event takes place on Monday, June 23, 2014 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Washington Park Arts Incubator, 301 E. Garfield in Chicago. 

It’s free and open to the public but reservations are required. To reserve your spot visit  or email Participants are encouraged to submit questions to the panelists before, during and after the event using the hashtag #nwIHC.


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