Morning Keynote: The International Activist Blogger Scholarship Recipients
Our second annual International Activist Blogger scholarship program highlights the work of women who are galvanizing social change and social justice across their communities -- and by the very public and distributed nature of the Internet -- across the world. For some of them, this work is not without risk, yet still they continue. Because raising their voices is not a luxury or a whim or an option. It is a necessity.
This year BlogHer presents its International Activist Blogger panel as a keynote, so that every attendee can be inspired, right along with us, by the work of our four impressive recipients. Perhaps their work can serve as a catalyst to activate each of us and our communities around the issues closest to our hearts. This year's recipients include Esra'a Al Shafei from Bahrain, who is the founder of MidEastYouth.com; Dushiyanthini Pillai from Sri Lanka, who publishes Humanity Ashore; Marie Trigona from Argentina, who publishes Latin American Activism; and Freshta Basij-Rasikh from Afghanistan, who writes for the Afghan Women's Writing Project.