How changemaking is changing: Top campaign trends to prepare for in 2018
On 20 March 2018, we were joined by special guests Thaís Marques (PowerLabs), Tamseel Hussain (People Like Us Create), Charlotte Goodman (Arizona Capital Representation Project and TinderBot co-creator), and Feryel Charfeddine (CALAM) to share ideas on how we can keep campaigning fresh — and win bigger — in 2018 and beyond.
Thaís Marques is a Director with PowerLabs where she focuses on using digital tools and tactics to reach communities of color and immigrants and move them into action-oriented teams. Prior to PowerLabs, Thaís led the digital program and student organizing at Movimiento Cosecha. While at Cosecha she developed new models for recruiting undocumented immigrants through social channels and connecting them to the movement. She has also worked as a student organizer in Newark, New Jersey, leading the fight against the privatisation of public schools.
Founder at People Like Us Create
Tamseel is the founder of People Like Us Create LLP, a mobile storytelling network that enables people to tell amazing stories by phone with social media and mobile journalism at its core. Prior to this, he led the digital communications team at Oxfam India and worked with many non-profit organizations, tech and media companies on digital media strategy, adaptation and public engagement strategies.
Law Clerk, Arizona Capital Representation Project
Charlotte is a UK-based activist who co-created a digital campaign using chatbots on Tinder to turn out young voters. She’s excited about finding more creative ways to make politics more accessible. She has managed communications and press for grassroots campaigns and is currently working on capital appeals with a death penalty non-profit in Arizona.
Feryel is a feminist activist and gender/non-violence Tunisian expert. She was the first woman to become a board member of the Tunisian students union in 2009. She was jailed and survived state violence under Ben Ali, the Troika and Beji regime. Following the Tunisian Revolution, she became a human rights activist with great sensitivity to gender justice issues. She is a non-violence trainer, peace builder and a coacher for survivors of gender-based violence. She is the co-founder of CALAM (Coexistence with Alternative Language and Action Movement).