October 7, 2011

Advance Notice

Social media experts connect at CNN Dialogues

On Wednesday, Oct. 12, social media experts and developers from some of today’s most popular social media platforms will come together to explore what it means to live in the age of social media.

"Living in the Age of Social Media —
the Good, the Bad, and the Surprising" is the second open forum of CNN Dialogues, a partnership between Emory's James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference, the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, and CNN. The Oct. 12 event will be at 7 p.m. at the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center of Morehouse College.

Moderated by CNN’s Don Lemon, the program will feature panelists 
Maggie Jackson, author of "Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and
the Coming Dark Age"; Randi Zuckerberg, former head of marketing at 
Facebook, co-founder and CEO of R to Z Media; 
Baratunde Thurston, comedian and blogger and director of digital for the satirical newspaper the The Onion; Shaun King, pastor and founder of Twitchange; and Pete Wentz, musician and entrepreneur.

The panelists will look at how social media has changed the world. With this revolutionary ability to connect, are we really connecting? How does the presence of Facebook and Twitter, our smartphones and iPads shape who we are, how we conduct business, and how we relate to each other?

Tickets for this program are $25 and may be purchased online at or by calling 404.727.2515.  Profits from ticket sales will support the National Center for Civil and Human Rights and the James Weldon Johnson Institute.

Tickets are free for college students with an ID; RSVP is requested.

This is the second of three CNN Dialogues programs in a series to be presented this calendar year. In December, the final CNN Dialogues of the year will focus on the effect of greater openness on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues. 

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