Blogger Week Un/Conference Elevates Black Digital Storytellers
Digital Storytellers Head to Blogger Week Un/Conference In Washington, DC
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, August 15th, 2016
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** Jessica Ann Mitchell Aiwuyor, Founder & Creative Director of Blogger Week is available for interviews diversity in digital media. To schedule or for press credentials to Blogger Week events, please contact Lamzu Media at info@Lamzu.com. **
Blogger Week is a multicultural social media conference focused on providing digital storytellers of color access to training, workshops and other skill building opportunities. This year, 26 African American, Afro-Latino, and Afro-Caribbean and African digital storytellers will speak at Blogger Week’s Digital Media in Social Justice Symposium and the Blogger Week 2016 Un/Conference. A full schedule of events is available at BloggerWeek.com.
Blogger Week is held in Washington, DC every year drawing participants from across the country. The conference is spotlighting the influence of social justice in digital media, hosting a one-day social justice symposium on August 19th at Busboys and Poets. On August 20th, the Blogger Week 2016 Un/Conference will be hosted at Trinity Washington University.
The conference is hosted yearly by international blogger group, Black Bloggers Connect which supports over 14,000 Black bloggers and digital storytellers across social networks.
“Blogging has played a pivotal role in modern storytelling for people of African descent. When our voices and stories are often marginalized by mainstream media, blogging and other forms of digital media have expanded our ability to share information, spread our stories and make an impact in the world. From ‘Black Lives Matter’ to ‘Bring Back Our Girls’, many recent worldwide social movements have utilized digital media in order to draw attention to key issues of our time. At Blogger Week we’re focusing on making sure digital media creators and everyday people have access to the skills necessary for reaching their goals, “ stated Jessica Ann Mitchell Aiwuyor, social justice writer and founder of Blogger Week.
Blogger Week sponsors and partners include BV Mobile Apps, EDEN BodyWorks, Black Public Relations Society of DC, Lyft and the Nomadness Travel Tribe.
Blogger Week and Black Bloggers Connect are initiatives of Culture The Web, a social enterprise dedicated to cultivating leadership in digital media among people of African descent and under-represented communities.