It’s been a year since President Obama engaged a new generation of Americans in his historic non-traditional campaign, but what are those fearless young leaders doing now? We’re gathering some of them together to discuss how they’ve continued the momentum in creative ways that the mainstream media and politics-as-usual types aren’t always hip to.
Join us on November 1, 2009 in New York at The Tank (354 West 45th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues) from 6:30pm to 8:00pm (free booze!) for a FREE night of entertainment and conversation. Our program will feature the premiere of the ground-breaking mockumentary web series from Eqal Production’s Umbrella network, “Life is Cause,” (with a special guest!) created by NYU student Matt Hooper, as well as comedic sets by Baratunde Thurston (web editor of The Onion and co-founder of Jack & Jill Politics) and Katie Halper (comedian and Huffington Post blogger).
Following the performances, The Nation’s Ari Melber will moderate a round table discussion with the entertainers, who will be joined by Michael Skolnik (political director for Russell Simmons and political editor for GlobalGrind.com).
I'll be part of this event and would love to see all of you from the NYC area there.
Our panel will address the following questions:
- Are millennials more engaged/better off a year after Obama’s been in office?
- Does ‘infotainment’ participation dumb down serious concepts; does it inspire action or enable sarcasm and cynicism?
- Does it speak through a generational lens?
- How is the Millenial Generation actively taking a role in promoting social good?
- Has Obama’s communications strategy targeted young people? * Why is it ineffective?
We hope you can join us for laughs and discourse. Please RSVP on Facebook.