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The "Weaponized Hashtag": Social Media and APA Advocacy Speakers
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The "Weaponized Hashtag": Social Media and APA Advocacy


  Scot Nakagawa got his first job as a community organizer in 1980, and since
  then has worked in organizational management, social research, public policy
  analysis and advocacy, and philanthropy. He also has a background as a
  teacher and a service provider working with low-income communities to
  create accountable organizations that are responsive to community needs.
  Before forming ChangeLab, Scot served as the Field Director of the
  National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Associate Director of the Western
  Prison Project (now the Partnership for Safety and Justice), Interim
  Executive Director of Social Justice Fund Northwest, Executive Director
  of the McKenzie River Gathering Foundation, and as Education Co-Coordinator of the Highlander Research and Education Center. Scot’s primary work in progressive social change has been as a social movement analyst with a particular emphasis on analyzing and creating strategies to counter rightwing movements. His current blog, Race Files, addresses race and racism in U.S. politics and culture.


  Jeff Mallare works at NationBuilder where he is the Lead Organizer for
  brands, entertainment & advocacy. He and his team work with
  hundreds of large brands and organizations tomaximize the
  efficiency, awareness and impact of their programs and campaigns
  in the context of NationBuilder’s community organizing tools.
  Originally from Virginia, Jeff was an accomplished film and
  television actor and DJ for many years in NYC and Los Angeles. Prior to
  NationBuilder Jeff was the Early Vote Director for the President Obama in
  2012 in North Carolina. He also served as Senior Advisor of Community
 Relations at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, where he collaborated
 over 300 corporate, non-profit, and governmental agencies to activate impact
and awareness campaigns on the social issues of sustainability, youth engagement, health, and economic



  Cayden Mak is the New Media Director at, an organization
  dedicated to activating and engaging young Asian Americans & Pacific
  Islanders with dynamic online campaigns while leveraging new technologies to
  accelerate grassroots organizing. One part social media manager, one part
  internet campaigner, and one part web developer, their work sits at the
  intersection of community and technology, and draws on their
  experience as a student activist, labor organizer, internet artist, and media
  studies scholar. They are also an MFA candidate in Media Study at SUNY
  Buffalo, where their research has focused on radical archiving, collective
  imagination, and the politics of play.

 Eddie Lee is the co-founder of a non-profit activism-driven film production
 group called the Jubilee Project, that produced over 70 videos and raised
 over $30,000 for numerous causes around the world. He was formerly
 the Obama Administration liaison to the Asian American and Pacific
 Islander community as the Associate Director in the White House Office
 of Public Engagement. Prior to that, he served as the Youth Outreach
 Director at the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific
 Islander and the New Media Director for the U.S. Department of
 Education. During college, Lee took a year off in 2007 to produce
 viral videos, blogs and documentaries as the State New Media Director
on the Barack Obama campaign. Lee is a native of Overland Park, Kansas and studied government
and economics at Harvard University.


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