In this class, you'll learn how new media, web strategy, and increasing technical capacity can revolutionize advocacy, communication, grassroots efforts and overall organizational effectiveness.
Garlin's proven record of developing innovative new media solutions to deliver winning results for diverse communities, small non-profits & large corporate clients will inform the casual discussion and workshop format of this class. He'll share best practices on understanding the keys of strategic framing and messaging and how to eliver them strategically across all media.
Whether you're a non-profit, a politician, or simply a passionate activist, you need to know new media strategies as they relate to technology so you can improve civic engagement and educational opportunities for yourself and your community.
This class is for anyone who wants to revolutionize his or her advocacy, communication, grassroots efforts and overall organizational effectiveness by taking advantage of new media, web strategy, and increased technical capacity.
I'm from Detroit. I created Detroit Diaspora and am a National Campaign Director at MoveOn.org. I currently live in Washington, DC with my beautiful wife Ellen.
After graduating with degrees in Computer Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Michigan, I became a Software Engineer at Microsoft. In my personal time, I sought out opportunities to connect my technical skills with community building efforts across the country.
This led to my co-founding The SuperSpade: Black Thought at the Highest Level, a leading Black political blog. I served as Social Media Manager for the 2008 Obama campaign in Washington, and then became Director of New Media at the Center for Community Change.
Today I work at the crossroads of traditional political organizing and online activism. I speak before diverse audiences on empowerment in revolutionary new organizing spaces, increasing civic engagement & participation though emerging technologies and protecting civil rights in the age of the Internet.