(AllHipHop News) AllHipHop.com’s voter engagement and education partner, The League of Young Voters Education Fund, will host an official SXSW Interactive panel, “Can Bloggers Put Hope Back Into the 2012 Election?” today (March 12). The panel will be live-streamed on YoungVoterLive.com and featured on UStream’s SXSW Superchannel, and held at AT&T Conference Hotel in Austin, Texas during the “Interactive” portion of the annual music and technology festival.
Today’s panel will feature Hip-Hop artists and activists Dee-1 and Jasiri X, among others (see the full panelist list below). Moderated by Rob “Biko” Baker, executive director of The League of Young Voters, the discussion will explore the urban blogosphere’s impact on youth engagement in the 2012 Election. The diverse group of panelists will discuss how the digital media climate has changed over the past four years, along with its influential role in the upcoming November election.
Watch the Ustream below:
Chloe Hilliard, Editorial Director, TheLoop21.com (@Chloe_Hilliard)
Dee-1, Hip-Hop artist (@Dee1Music)
Jasiri X, Hip-Hop activist (@Jasiri_X)
Quentin James, National Director, Sierra Student Coalition (@QJames)
Erica Williams, Senior Strategist, Citizen Engagement Lab (@EricaWilliamsdc)
Rob “Biko” Baker, Executive Director, League of Young Voters Education Fund, @bikobaker
Rashad Robinson, Executive Director, Color of Change, @RashadRobinson
* AFTER THE PANEL – Monday, March 12, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. CST
The League will live stream the “Why Hasn’t the Internet Made Voting Awesome?” panel from SXSW. The founders of the “Netflix for Voting” will discuss how technology is revolutionizing the electoral process.
Guests can tune in on YoungVoterLive.com and interact with the panel using the hashtags #sxsw or attend in person at the AT&T Conference Hotel in Austin, TX (visit HERE for more information).