Firesteel, the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance, and the Seattle University Project on Family Homelessness will host a free training session for individuals who want to learn the basics of social media and use these tools to advocate online for affordable housing issues. The session will help you understand and use social media sites and apps like Twitter and Facebook and show you how to join with organizations to be an online housing advocate.
We’ll also demonstrate how to use your newfound skills for key housing and homelessness events, like the upcoming Social Media Day of Action, Housing & Homelessness Advocacy Day, and the rest of the 2015 state legislative session.
You’ll have two unique options for participating:
Option 1 – Access online
The organizers will facilitate this workshop as a live Google+ Hangout video conference. So, participants will be able to attend from anywhere they choose.
Option 2 – Access from a room with other advocates
If you need a more hands-on approach, you can go to Seattle University’s Chardin Hall, Room 145, to watch the feed. There, other facilitators will also be on-hand to directly help you with any tech issues or difficulties you might have in getting set-up. And special guest Sarah Hyde, Seattle University social media marketing specialist, will present a live training session after the video conference to field your social media questions.
Agenda for Option 2
10:30 – 11:30am Video conference
11:30 – 12:30pm Follow-up coaching and Q & A
Coffee and snacks will be provided. Please bring your own lunch.
We highly recommend that you bring your laptop and/or a mobile device with you, but it is not required. Paid parking is available on the street (12th Avenue is easiest) or in the lot at 12th Ave. & Marion. There is also limited free two-hour parking in the streets east of the university. Please see this campus map for details on parking and room location.
If you can’t hang out with us, but are interested in activating your social media skills, this workshop will be available as a YouTube video. Stay tuned!