Hear how art and tech combine for social changeDesigning for Democracy: Thursday, March 5 in Vancouver

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Frequent collaborator and Friend Of the Show Jason Mogus tells us about a fantastic-sounding event this Thursday, March 5 in Vancouver. Alex met the keynote speaker, Favianna Rodriguez, at Web of Change last year and was blown away; this is your chance to experience something amazing.

Here's the scoop, directly from Jason:

Join your fellow social change and tech leaders at the bar, then stay on for a dynamic presentation by leading artist and technologist for social change Favianna Rodriguez. This will be a rare opportunity to hear, first-hand, how artistic skill and cutting edge web tools can be brought together to solve social problems — all in a dynamic and funky downtown setting.

Map to event locationDesigning for Democracy is a one night event set for Thursday, March 5th. Doors open at 6pm, with presentation to follow at 7pm, and finishes with an after party featuring live VJ sets produced by Reed Rickert (Putrabumi.com). Ticket price is just $20 ($15 for students and non-profits), and includes a free raffle ticket to win original art by Favianna.

Book your tickets in advance at http://webofchange.eventbrite.com, and we'll see you there!

Favianna is the President of TUMIS, a flagship of innovative web design that has participated in hundreds of progressive projects challenging racism, classism, homophobia, sexism, and corporate irresponsibility. Through TUMIS, Favianna also supports Oakland's Eastside Arts Alliance — an artistic collective and multi-ethnic community that she cofounded. She is a Web of Change Alumni and a passionate professional working for social change.

Full event details:

WHAT: Designing for Democracy
WHERE: District 319, 319 Main Street, Vancouver
WHEN: Thursday March 5th, 6pm doors, 7pm presentation + after party
TICKETS: http://webofchange.eventbrite.com

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Boris says

March 1, 2009 - 11:44am

This is great, can you please post it to Upcoming.org? I should bug you about making a Social Signal group like we have for Bootup Labs one of these days...

Rob Cottingham says

March 1, 2009 - 3:17pm

Just the nudge I needed, Boris! Posted right here.

Britt Bravo says

March 4, 2009 - 10:32am

Favianna is great!  If people want to hear  a sample of her brilliance, they can listen to a podcast interview I did with her last year on the Big Vision Podcast.  Or they can read a transcript of the interview on Have Fun * Do Good.  Say hi for me!

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