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In this session...

This year, when the conversation about #BlackLivesMatter saw its highest spike ever on Twitter – 240 Tweets per second – it reinforced Twitter's role as a space where marginalized communities can raise issues to the forefront of public conversation. At the same time, these communities are calling into question who can sit with them on the frontlines. Can brands be real allies? In this session, Twitter's God-is Rivera and a panel of activists discuss the intersection of brand activism, racial injustice and equity.

What You'll Learn from This Session...

  1. Key social issues impacting multiple marginalized communities
  2. An understanding of how the work activists are doing to support and amplify certain causes
  3. Perspective from influential voices within these communities about how brands can be authentic and effective allies

Presented with


God-is Rivera Global Director, Culture and Community Twitter
Jason Rosario Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer BBDO Worldwide
Charlene Carruthers Political strategist, Cultural Worker and PhD student
Raquel Willis Trans Activist and Director of Communications @MsFoundation

Event Details

Event Type Great Minds