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Friday, November 4 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
HOT TOPIC: #Hashtag Activism Panel Conversation

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In just a few short years, Twitter – and Instagram for that matter – have quickly moved from this ‘quirky-hipster’ kind of technology to a powerhouse social media platform used to promote awareness on so many different issues. The hashtag, in all its simplicity, has been rebranded as a conversation starter. Whatever you choose to put behind the hashtag symbol has the potential of driving a conversation to the next level and before you know it, you’ve joined a movement you care about all from the comfort of your smartphone.

#BRINGBACKOURGIRLS#LOVEWINS#LOVEISLOVE#WHYISTAYED#BLACKLIVESMATTER

But is it enough? How does this platform get people off their devices and connect to people on the ground? As a blogger or thought leader, how can you effectively engage your audiences on these issues? Most importantly, how do you balance your personal and professional life/view without alienating your audience?

With all that is happening in the country, this conversation is essential. We carefully curated a group of social media influencers in our community to lead the conversation: #Hashtag Activism during Blogalicious Weekend.


Moderators
avatar for Jonelle Henry

Jonelle Henry

Districtly Speaking
Jonelle Henry is a respected journalist, "conversation starter", and leader in her field with over 15 years of media & communications experience. She is currently the international producer at C-SPAN. During her years at C-SPAN, she’s produced a wide range of stories and events including the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver and Barack Obama’s Election Night coverage in Chicago. Jonelle received her... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jorge Alvarado

Jorge Alvarado

Multi Faceted Glamour + Personality Coach / TV Host
With a knack for creative expression and a myriad of talents, multifaceted personality Jorge Alvarado is now sharing his resources and insider knowledge of the fashion and media industries through his glamour and personality coaching blog Thee Fab Lab. His late night talk show The JorgeShow won the 2014 Talkie Award for Best LifeStyle Show. The show not only entertained but also promoted the social consciousness of community and... Read More →
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Britni Danielle

Director of Entertainment + Culture, Ebony
Britni Danielle is journalist, editor, and novelist who is passionate about telling stories. She’s written extensively for both print and digital publications on a myriad of topics, including dating, feminism, race, parenting, and pop culture.  In 2011, Britni took a leap of faith and left her job as a public school teacher to pursue writing full-time. Since then, she’s amassed thousands of... Read More →
avatar for Erika Nicole Kendall

Erika Nicole Kendall

Blogger
Erika Nicole Kendall is the author of the fitness and food blog A Black Girl’s Guide To Weight Loss, where she chronicles her journey of losing well over 150lbs, and what she has learned along the way to help her lose and keep the weight off. Erika’s blog is a hilarious and personal mixture of everything from emotional eating to body image to exercise to eating “clean” to what she calls “the photoshop... Read More →
avatar for Sili Recio

Sili Recio

Blogger + Activist, My Mamihood
Sili Recio is a mom, blogger and activist based in Orlando, Florida. She is deeply committed to changing the world and works daily to inspire and empower women through storytelling and advocacy. Sili is an associate campaign director at MomsRising.org, a national grassroots organization advocating for moms and families. She is also the Chief Executive Mami at MyMamihood.com.



Friday November 4, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Grand Ballroom

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