SXSW EVENT: iVision Africa: New Media’s Role in Reframing Africa #sxsw #AFRIKA21

FYI: This info was sent to us only yesterday, Sunday. If you want to follow the conversation, use the hash tage provided and follow them on twitter.

(TODAY), Society HAE is hosting a talk at SXSW in Austin, TX on new media on the continent and how African’s are using it to re-image Africa in their own likeness and on their own terms. Leading the conversation is Ngozi Odita of, who will be joined by Jepchumba Thomas of & YOU.

We want attendees to actively participate in this dialogue. We will document your thoughts at the start and close of the program via video. Not in Austin… you can join the conversation via twitter using the #hashtags #sxsw and #AFRIKA21. We will live tweet the talk and compile your tweets for a video piece to be released post SXSW.

iVision Africa: New Media’s Role In Re-framing Africa takes place Monday, March 12 at 11am at the Sheraton Austin located at 701 East 11th Street.

#sxsw #AFRIKA21

Africa is more than AIDS, poverty, civil strife and safaris. With the ever-increasing access to digital tools Africans on the continent and all over the world are using the web to farm a new vision of Africa in the 21st Century. Social media platforms amplify and help spread this “new take” on the continent, both enabling Africans to tell their own stories and offering an alternative to mainstream media’s coverage of Africa. Ultimately, using new media Africans can and are becoming the architects of what very well may be a new “African Renaissance.” This Core Conversation will discuss how Africans are using the mobile and social web, what sort of content is being produced and what are the messages being communicated. This conversation will also examine new media’s social and economic impact as it relates to Africa.

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