How civil societies in Brazil, India and the US are resisting growing authoritarianism
On 28 November 2018, MobLab Live invited feminist activist and writer Manoela Miklos from Brazil, YouthKiAwaaz.com founder and editor-in-chief Anshul Tewari from India, and PowerLabs director Nicole Carty from the US to discuss the alarming situations in the three countries and what the global social change community learn from these experiences.
Writer and Activist
Manoela is a feminist activist and writer who was part of the earliest women’s groups in Brazil to coalesce around an anti-Bolsonaro platform. She has a PhD in International Relations. She is the creator of the feminist movement #AgoraÉQueSãoElas (“now it’s women’s turn”) and edits its associated blog.
Founder and Editor-in-Chief, YouthKiAwaaz.com
Anshul is an Ashoka Fellow and the founder and editor-in-chief of YouthKiAwaaz.com (YKA), which is India’s largest online platform for young people to express themselves on issues of importance. He has worked across new media and online journalism as a media entrepreneur and is a first-generation entrepreneur. He also serves as a director on the board of Collectively, a World Economic Forum and Unilever collaborative non-profit, to help make the future better.
Having started YouthKiAwaaz.com in 2008, he gained extensive experience in citizen media, new media, social media and how to mobilize and engage young people in participatory and collaborative journalism to have a larger impact on a mass audience. YouthKiAwaaz.com has now become India’s number 1 youth portal with millions of readers every month and over 40,000 volunteer journalists from around the world.
Nicole Carty is a director with PowerLabs, where she focuses on online to offline mobilization and creating structures and processes to support volunteer-led teams. Prior to PowerLabs, Nicole was a campaign manager at SumOfUs where she ran campaigns to bring equitable policies to the tech industry, served as a communications specialist, and implemented internal anti-oppressive organizational structures. Previously, Nicole was programming director at The Other 98%, where she helped grow the organization’s social media reach into the millions. Nicole is a movement builder who was deeply involved in Occupy Wall Street and has played critical roles in the Movement for Black Lives. Nicole is also a lead trainer and core team member at Momentum.