Rich Opportunity or Idle Dream?
Non-Profits Using Communication Technology for Social Change


Panel discussion featuring national leaders in the use of
communication technology for non-profit organizations.


Wednesday 7 May 2003, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.


Ramada Inn Governor House (see map)
621 Capitol Way South
Olympia, WA 98501


Jonathan Peizer, Chief Technology Officer, Open Society Institute, New York, NY
Joan Fanning, Executive Director, N*Power, Seattle, WA
Chris Coward, Director, Center for Internet Studies, Seattle, WA


Doug Schuler, Faculty member, The Evergreen State College

So What?

"Cyberadvocacy" is changing the political and social landscape.

Thanks to technology, organizations such as, a peace
organization, can leverage a staff of only four people armed with
e-mail addresses to rally an army of 750,000 in a matter of days.

"Texting" on cell phones was used in the Philippines in 2001 to
rally crowds to topple the government of President Joseph Estrada.

Learn how technology is being used by non-profits in the US and
other countries to advance social change. Will the use of technology
improve "civic intelligence" or do more harm than good? Is
technology hurting native cultures? What lies ahead?


League of Women Voters of Thurston County
Associated Ministries
Evening and Weekend Studies, The Evergreen State College
PLATO Lecture Series, The Evergreen State College
The Center for Community Partnerships, The Evergreen State College

For more information:

Doug Schuler,
206.634.0752 or 360.867.6704
Library 3220
The Evergreen State College
2700 Evergreen Parkway NW
Olympia, WA 98505

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