From Brazil To Ferguson: A Workshop On Using Video To Support Human Rights Advocacy

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From Brazil To Ferguson: A Workshop On Using Video To Support Human Rights Advocacy
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Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies says
Video and social media are now being used around the world to advocate for human rights and document abuses. Learn how you can use these media to support the work of advocacy groups right here in Austin.

This workshop will be led by WITNESS Engagement Coordinator Jackie Zammuto. WITNESS (http://witness.org) trains and supports activists around the world to use video safely, ethically, and effectively to expose human rights abuse and fight for change.

Jackie will discuss WITNESS programs that:
• Supported activists fighting mass forced evictions and police brutality in Brazil
• Created a surge response program to support pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong and Venezuela as well as protests against racial injustice in Ferguson, Missouri

Participants will also learn:
• How organizations and activist groups can strategically incorporate video into their campaign work
• Tools and resources for creating advocacy campaigns and documenting police violence

Something you want to know more about? Fill out our survey at http://bit.ly/1EW6hDc to let us know what topics you would like to explore at the workshop.

RSVP requested to Lindsey Engelman at lengelman@austin.utexas.edu.

Event will take place in the 2nd floor conference room at the Benson Latin American Collection, SRH 1.208. Light refreshments provided.
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By: Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

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