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[liberationtech] Join an online dialogue on spaces as catalysts for greater citizen participation

Kristin Antin kjantin at
Wed Aug 8 06:27:10 PDT 2012

Join Rising Voices, Social Media Exchange (SMEX) and the New Tactics online
community for an online dialogue on *Physical spaces as catalysts for
greater digital citizen
August 8 to 14, 2012.

Across the globe, new physical spaces are emerging that are acting as
catalysts for greater citizen participation using digital technologies.
Telecenters are going beyond providing computer access to communities, to
providing workshops to train citizens on how to use digital technology
effectively to promote change. Hacklabs offer a physical space where
activists and technologists can come together to find innovative solutions
to local problems.  These are just a few examples of the innovative use of
physical space to encourage and empower greater digital citizen

Although the internet has provided new ways for people to work together
virtually, people are finding complementary energy from working
face-to-face. Mobilizers and mentors for users of these spaces have a
commitment to see their local communities become more active through the
use of digital tools.

This dialogue is an opportunity to exchange innovative examples of how
these physical spaces are being used as catalysts for greater citizen

*How can you participate?*

This online dialogue is open to anyone interested in sharing their
experiences and ideas on this topic!  All you need to do is join the New
Tactics online community by going to and add your comments to the
For help, visit these FAQs:
How to register for an account on the New Tactics website:

How to participate in an online dialogue:

*Link to dialogue*:

If you have trouble, contact Kristin Antin, the New Tactics Online
Community Builder, at kantin at

I hope to see you in the conversation!

Kristin Antin

New Tactics in Human Rights Online Community Builder
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