Speak Up! Social Media and Communications Training
Organized by Rev. Mike Waltner. Trainer: John Samuel
Other Opportunities to Attend this Training:
Friday, October 16th 1:30-3:00pm, 3:30-5:00pm, room 254C
Saturday, October 17th 8:30-10:00am, 10:30am-12:00pm, 3:30-3:00pm, room 254C
Sunday, October 18th 8:30-10:00am, 10:30am-12:00pm, 1:30-3:30pm, room 254C
Social media platforms give everyone a voice. Unfortunately, voices of division and hate o often dominate the space. Peacebuilding activities of religious communities and dialogue practitioners are “drowned out” by images of conflict and violence associated with people acting in the name of religion.
Voices of dialogue can better utilize social media platforms to correct stereotypes, counteract hate speech and quell incitement with messages of peace and reconciliation. KAICIID’s Speak Up! training gives interreligious dialogue practitioners the tools to tell their stories, to create their own channels of information and to engage the mainstream press.