Monday, May 24, 2010

A Call to Action in Moving Pictures: "10 Tactics for Turning Information into Action!"

In We Make The Road by Walking: Conversations on Education and Social Change, featuring Myles Horton and Paulo Freire, Horton explains, “I decided long before that I wasn’t interested in being good. I was interested in being good for something.” In this same way, education merely for education's sake is useless. With knowledge comes the responsibility to think critically, assess, and act in the interest of the common good.

On June 10, the New Tactics in Human Rights Project and the University of Minnesota Human Rights Center will sponsor a screening of the film "10 Tactics for Turning Information into Action!" The 50 minute film, produced by Tactical Technology Collective, includes stories and interviews from more than 35 rights advocates from around the world who have successfully used information and digital technologies to create positive change; highlighting their experience, tools, and advice about the tactics they have used in a variety of contexts.
  • When: June 10, 2010 at 7:00 PM
  • Cost: FREE and open to the public
  • Where: Walter F. Mondale Hall at the University of Minnesota Law School, Room 25
    229 19th Ave S
    Minneapolis, MN 55455
    Map: http://bit.ly/9zrw9j
Following the film, there will be a discussion on how human rights activists and organizations can incorporate these new ideas and tactics into work locally here in Minnesota. This is an excellent opportunity to acquire new tools and tactics to use in your own work, learn how others have used information and technology in their activism, and network with other rights advocates from around the Twin Cities! For more details, contact Kristin Antin at kantin@cvt.org or (612) 436-4885.

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