Fusion to Host Massive Conference on Global Political Movements

FusionRiseUpFusion, in partnership with Brigade, Ryot, Summit, and UNICEF, today announced much of the agenda and participants for RiseUp, a November conference in DC with global activists and political leaders on recent political and social movements including those in Egypt, Hong Kong, and Ferguson, Mo.

The event will feature insight from U.S. Ambassador the United Nations Samantha Power, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ); Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonikova and Masha Alyokhina; Yemeni cyber activist Walid Al-Saqaf; net neutrality activist Marvin Ammori; Egyptian internet activist Wael Ghonim, Fusion’s “America” anchor Jorge Ramos; Tim Pool; and Alicia Menéndez, host of Fusion’s “Alicia Menéndez Tonight,” among many others.

“New information technologies and modes of thinking are redefining and enabling social activism,” said Marcus Brauchli, former Post and Wall Street Journal executive editor who’s serving as chair of the conference. “RiseUp will bring together people for the first time who have been involved in historic movements around the world, to give these youthful leaders an unprecedented opportunity to learn from each other and understand the potential and possibilities of these movements.”

The all day event will take place November 19 at Union Market and will be live-streamed at fusion.net. Media interested in covering should contact Ricardo Ramírez at rramirez@fenton.com.

Panel topics thus far include:

  • How do we chart a path for tech-savvy uprisings to transform their energy into lasting social progress?
  • How can we make the power of new technologies reach even further to inspire and improve lives?
  • What are the limits and constraints of technology?

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