Invitation: Workshops on Social Media for Community Advocacy @ UOW 11 May 2016

The Community and Alternative Media Illawarra project at the University of Wollongong will host a series of workshops on social media for advocacy and activism, open to the public.


11 May 2016, 1 – 5pm, University of Wollongong

The skills share and capacity building workshops are led by experts in Indigenous social media innovations

Program of workshops:

1pm:  Using social media for advocacy and wellbeing. Dr Lynore Geia and Summer May Finlay share tips and strategies from their work on #IHMayDay and JustJustice

2.30pm:  Using social media for activism. Luke Pearson shares tips and strategies from his work on IndigenousX

4pm:  Web 2.0 for intercultural and antiracism work. Eugenie Flynn shares tips and strategies from her work on Black Thoughts Live Here

The workshops aim to:

  • Share skills and discuss media strategies across Illawarra communities that experience racism in the media
  • Build capacity in using social media for advocacy, activism and community wellbeing
  • Foster intercultural interactions between Illawarra communities
  • Showcase Indigenous leadership in social media innovation

There is no cost to participate in the workshops. Light refreshments will be served.

To participate in 1, 2 or all 3 workshops, please register online at:

For further information on the #IHMayDay@UOW, please click here or email Dr Tanja Dreher or A/Prof Bronwyn Carlson

These workshops are presented in conjunction with the twitter day of action on Indigenous health and @IndigenousX. See: / /


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