E-Democracy.org Online Event: Inclusive Social Media Evaluation Report
For anyone interested in online civic engagement or the opportunities and challenges of engaging underrepresented communities in rich “civic life” conversations online:
Please join E-Democracy.org tomorrow, Wednesday, May 16 for a thoughtful international conversation about a recently released evaluation of E-Democracy.org’s intentional engagement efforts in two neighborhoods in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA with high percentages of people who are new immigrants, of color, and low income.
For details about the report and teleconference, see this post by E-Democracy executive director Steven Clift: Groundbreaking Analysis – Inclusive Social Media Project – 60 Page Participatory Evaluation
Space is limited
Join this call led by E-Democracy.org for a in-depth two-way exchange on the lessons from E-Democracy’s Inclusive Social Media effort to support online neighborhood participation in lower income, highly diverse, high immigrant neighborhoods:
Wednesday, May 16
at 9:30 am US Central time (15:30 UK)
Details and RSVP: http://inclusivesocialmedia.eventbrite.com
- This online event is free. Donations to support further outreach are appreciated.
- “Tune in” details will be e-mailed to participants.
- A brief overview of the evaluation report (PDF) by lead author Anne Carroll will be followed by an extended opportunity for questions and discussion.
The 2010-2011 Inclusive Social Media effort received funding from the Ford Foundation. The participatory evaluation is extremely in-depth and filled with new lessons and knowledge useful to any online engagement initiative seeking to raise all voices not just those who already show up.
For 2012-2014, E-Democracy announced Knight Foundation funding for a major expansion in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA with the Inclusive Community Engagement Online initiative that seeks 10,000 participants reflecting the great diversity of the city.