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Saturday, October 15
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
66 West 12th St., room A407

Chris Michael (WITNESS)
Adam Rasmussen (UX Interactive)
This workshop will focus on WITNESS’ new Video Advocacy Planning Toolkit, an open-source online and offline interactive resource designed to support human rights advocates’ use of video for change. WITNESS is an international human rights organization based in Brooklyn. The Toolkit is its first effort to provide an interactive, self-directed online learning experience for the human rights defenders it cannot support in-person that request trainings and support as they integrate video into their advocacy work. The Toolkit invites users to create a video action plan, the strategic planning document that is rooted in WITNESS video for change methodology and the bedrock of its partnerships. Users are invited to not only answer questions, explore case studies and resources, they are asked to respond to questions within introductory videos via YouTube annotations. The goal is to combine video storytelling with interactive e-learning and a “choose your own adventure” experience. At anytime, users can download and share their plan with colleagues, allies and funders.

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