The Political | International Activist BlogHer Scholarship Recipients

BlogHer Original Post
Event Date: 
August 3, 2012 - 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Conference Day: 
Day 1
Conference Track: 
The Political

For the fourth consecutive year, BlogHer is bringing activist bloggers from around the globe to our annual event to share their work, explore new tools, make connections, and hopefully return home ready to further increase their impact. Our 2012 International Activist Scholarship recipients work tirelessly for social change through blogs and Internet tools. They are supporting at-risk mothers in Haiti. Raising awareness for sexual health and safety in the Philippines. Shedding light on Sudanese injustices. Empowering women in Zimbabwe. They remind us all of the transformative and inspiring power of that unbeatable combination: the human spirit and access to the Internet. Their journeys are an inspiration and their revolutionary, philanthropic work is changing the lives of real people across the globe. Come be inspired and informed, as Cheryl Contee moderates a discussion with the 2012 BlogHer International Activist BlogHer Scholarship recipients: Ana Santos, Fungai Machirori, Maha El-Sanosi, and Tara Livesay.

Updated: Maha El-Sanosi will not be able to attend the conference this year. Following detainment by the Sudanese governement, Maha was forced to flee the country into protective hiding. You can read more about her story in her own words on

Further update: Maha was granted a visa to the US and will indeed be joining her fellow panelists Ana, Fungai, and Tara!