My #SXSW2020 Panel Proposals: Please VOTE them UP!

You have the power to get my South by Southwest® (SXSW®) panel proposals approved for SXSW 2020. Please, please click on each of the links below to vote, AND be sure to share with your networks so they can do the same. Voting ends on August 23rd. Thank you!

HOW TO VOTE: Click “VOTE UP” on the left side of the screen once you click the links below. If you don’t already have a SXSW account, you’ll have to create one. Thank you in advance for your help!!

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SXSW VOTING:

  1. ON FYRE: YOU KNOW FRAUD WHEN YOU SEE IT (SXSW)
  2. Tweeting While Black: You in Danger, Girl… (SXSW)

INFO ABOUT EACH PROPOSAL

#1 ON FYRE: YOU KNOW FRAUD WHEN YOU SEE IT : https://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/100616 (SXSW)

SPEAKERS

Everybody wants to be a part of the next best thing—whether it’s by being the first to attend the next Coachella or to be the first person to invest in the next Facebook. When Billy McFarland developed the Fyre Festival and Fyre Media, he preyed on our basic human desires to be included and to be the first. His ventures were the perfect storm for a good fraudulent scandal: emotional appeal, endorsements by famous people, investors believed to be knowledgeable, and documentation that looked real enough to trick people. These factors made people completely ignore the obvious red flags. By going just slightly below the surface, and asking some common sense questions, Fyre Festival attendees and Fyre Festival Media Investors could have avoided a loss that exceeds $25MM.

#2 Tweeting While Black: You in Danger, Girl…: https://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/98311 (SWSW)

SPEAKERS

Twitter represents a frenetic dichotomy for black women. On one hand, Twitter is a place to converse publicly and build community. The success of Black Twitter is but one example of how black women thrive in the Twitterverse. On the other hand, Twitter can be dangerous for black women. A 2018 Amnesty International study found that black women are Twitter’s most targeted group. It showed that black women are 84% more likely than white women to receive abusive tweets. It also labeled 1 in 10 tweets about Black women as abusive or problematic, with those tweets being sent every 30 seconds. Our panel will address this Twitter dichotomy. From the research, to having a large following, to going viral, this diverse group of panelists will explore the present and future of black women on Twitter.

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