Since 1919, The New School has been home to scholars, creators, and activists who challenge convention and boldly make their mark on the world.
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Friday, October 4 • 12:00pm - 1:30pm
New Ways to Organize People Online to Make Change Offline: A Conversation with Shaun King and Michael Skolnik

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According to activist Shaun King, it's hard to understand an historical moment when you're in it—even a dark one like the period we’re in now. The age of information is overwhelming; the tweets and the headlines are ever present. Yet if we educate ourselves and focus our efforts and creativity, we can make the digital age a time of powerful connection and change. King and social impact creative professional Michael Skolnik are friends who individually and together employ social media platforms and tech tools for far-reaching impact. In conversation, they share ways to use today's technology in new ways to effect lasting change.

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Shaun King

Activist, CEO of The North Star, Co-Founder of the Real Justice PAC
Hailed by Time magazine as one of the 25 most influential people on the Internet, Shaun King is the CEO of The North Star, co-founder of the Real Justice PAC, a columnist for The Intercept, the voice of social justice on the legendary Tom Joyner Morning Show, and the host of the podcast... Read More →
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Michael Skolnik

Co-Founder, Partner of The Soze Agency
Michael Skolnik was recently profiled in the New York Times and identified as "the man you go to if you want to leverage the power of celebrity and the reach of digital media to soften the ground for social change."Michael is a partner and co-founder of The Soze Agency, a creative... Read More →

Friday October 4, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Tishman Auditorium - U100