Fusion announced a RiseUp gathering today, to be filled with global activists, artists, technologists and political leaders, as they discuss positive changes for global protesting.
The youth-led activism summit is set for Nov. 19 in Union Market, Washington DC, where the role of technology, music and art in movements across the U.S. will be highlighted.
“New information technologies and modes of thinking are redefining and enabling social activism. RiseUp will bring together people for the first time who have been involved in historic movements around the world, to give these youthful leaders an unprecedented opportunity to learn from each other and understand the potential and possibilities of these movements,” saidchair of RiseUp, Marcus Brauchli in a release.
The event hopes to connect youth ideas to action, with speakers including Senator Cory Booker, U.S. Ambassador of the United Nations, Samantha Power and many more.
Speakers and Panelists Include:
Samantha Power--US Ambassador the United Nations
Cory Booker – Senator, New Jersey
Nadya Tolokonikova and Masha Alyokhina – Pussy Riot
Michael Tubbs – City Councilmember from documentary "True Son"
Wael Ghonim – Internet activist, Egypt
Ian Somerhalder – Actor and Activist
Walid Al-Saqaf – Cyber activist, Yemen
Caitria O'Neil – Founder, recovers.org
Gisela Perez de Acha – Activist, 132 movement, Mexico
Benjamin Knight – Founder, Loomio, New Zealand
Aliya Rahman – Program director, Code for Progress
Naomi Hirabayashi – Dosomething.org
Maria Ressa – CEO, Rappler
Gayle Karen Young – Wikimedia Foundation
Mike Kim – Human rights activist, North Korea
Dante Barry – Million Hoodies Movement
Eileen Guo – Impassion Media
Yon Goicoechea – Opposition activist, Venezuela
Liu Lin Wei – Taiwan
David Burstein – Author of Fast Future: How the Millennial Generation is Shaping Our World
Sascha Meinrath – Founder, X-lab
Marvin Ammori – Net neutrality activist
Chia-liang Kao – Founder, g0v.tw
Jo-Anne McArthur – Photographer, animal rights activist, "The Ghosts In Our Machine"
Liz Marshall – Director, "The Ghosts In Our Machine"
Karim Amer – Producer, "The Square"
Chernor Bah – Youth activist
Cansu Yapici – Taksim Solidairty, Turkey
Madison Stewart – a.k.a. Shark Girl
David Keyes – Founder, movements.orh
Marc Rotenberg – Executive director, EPIC
Emily Jacobi – Founder, Digital Democracy
Bryn Mooser – Founder of RYOT
Sofia Campos – Board Chair, United We Dream
Jorge Ramos – Emmy award-winning journalist, Anchor of Fusion’s “America”
Tim Pool – Award-winning journalist, notorious for use of mobile technology in reporting
Alicia Menéndez – Host of Fusion's “Alicia Menendez Tonight”