Panama Jackson is a freelance writer from Washington, DC. He is the co-founder of the award-winning blog VerySmartBrothas.com and co-author of Your Degrees Won’t Keep You Warm At Night: The Very Smart Brothas Guide To Dating, Mating, and Fighting Crime . He believes the children are our future and likes really long book titles.
Description: In decades past, grassroots activism involved phone-banking, letter-writing and door-to- door canvassing. Today, a mere post on Facebook can spread across the globe in minutes and spark a movement. This panel will feature a discussion by activists from movements that were either launched or aided by social media.