OFFICIAL LIVEBLOG: Leadership: The BlogHer '09 International Activists BlogHer Scholarship Winners

Session description: In 2008 BlogHer won the Anita Borg Social Impact Award. After community discussion we decided to use the award money to sponsor scholarships for four international activist women bloggers to come to BlogHer ’09 and share their work. Anita Doberman Tedaldi draws on her international experience and passion for affecting real change in others' lives to moderate this panel's conversation. She'll discuss activism with Annie Zaidi from India, who focuses her writing on encouraging readers to break stereotypes and established ideas about certain communities or groups based on gender, religion or race; and Bolivian national Cristina Quisbert, who blogs about the indigenous people of her home country, generating identity and pride among her communities. Pilirani Semu-Banda,
from Malawi, has used her blog to bring awareness and social change to her country, even rallying authorities and donors on behalf of certain causes, such as poverty and child labor; and Nigerian blogger Toyin Ajao not only examines and investigates gender equality issues on her site, but also writes a weekly series highlighting other women around the globe who are committed to helping women.

Attend this session to hear all about the change each of these women are bringing to their communities and beyond, and how you can use your own blog to work toward achieving similar goals.


Intl Activist Power Point v4.ppt5.37 MB


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