By Ashley Maier on September 26, 2012 · tagged as , , , , , , , , , ,

How Millennials are using technology to change the world

If you know me, you know I like to talk about the good of social media.  Meaning, let’s attend to risks and pitfalls AND let’s look at how it can be used to promote positive behaviors and shape environments.  Well, we learned how teens view their digital lives this summer, and now Huffington Post is demonstrating how Millennials are using technology to change the world.  Writer Allison Jones highlights three profiles of the “tech-savvy Millenial changemaker” in Monday’s article:

  1. Supporters and Advocates – they use the technology at their disposal to learn, share, and engage around issues they support.
  2. Innovators and Creators – entrepreneurs who create the systems and community they think are necessary to bring about change.
  3. Connectors and Collaborators – those who connect others to resources to they can get involved.

And if you’re one of the above, she wants to hear from you.  So do we!  Are you one of these tech-savvy changemakers of our movement, like Hollaback! and others?  Let us know about how you use these tools for positive change.  And stay tuned for a new course on our eLearning site about media and tech for sexual and domestic violence prevention!

Ashley Maier

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Ashley Maier, MSW, MPA, has worked in the movement to end gendered violence for well over a decade. She began as a volunteer at a domestic violence shelter in Illinois, served as a hospital-based advocate in St. Louis, coordinated community health/family violence training programs for pediatric residents in St. Louis and San Diego, and managed Oregon’s Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) grantees and program. Ashley is a contributing author to Lantern Book’s 2013 publication, Defiant Daughters: 21 Women on Art, Activism, Animals, and The Sexual Politics of Meat and is creator of the 2015 book, Circles of Compassion: Connecting Issues of Justice.

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