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CANCELLED Influencers: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly – Discussion

Thursday 8 April, 2021 @ 19:00 - 21:00


** This event has been cancelled **

*** All School of Activism 2.0 events will be held online ***

A round table discussion on how influencers influence our culture – looking at the pros & cons of a world in which social and cultural influence is formalised and commercialised.

With your phone in your hand you can browse Instagram and other social media and see people like you living a life that may come with the hashtag #ad or #gifted. What is this world? Where did it come from and where is it going?

This open debate will feature influencers, psychologists and others and presents a chance to look at what is working, who it’s working for, and where we all might be heading.

We’ve all had a chance to live in a different world for a year now so let’s debate what we now see and feel about social media influence and influencers, their role going forward, and changes we can see or feel coming down the pipe to a bubble near you.

The discussion will be hosted by photographer and influencer Colin Moody and topics covered will include:

1 – Mental Health
2 – Tiers of Influence (the likes heirarchy)
3 – Social Bubbles (who ar we talking to?)
4 – True Voice vs Sponsored Content (and when the line blurs)
5 – Culture vs PR

The Panel:
Colin Moody – Street photographer, community activist and influencer
Alan Bec – psychologist, cultural commentator, mentor and business owner
Charlie Harding – Social media manager and former food blogger
Melissa Chemam – Writer and freelance journalist

“From a social psychological perspective, there are three elements to being influenced and being influential – Authority, Power & Control. Grasping the significance of these elements as behaviours can and will change your world. I can’t wait to refer to these as a structure throughout our round table discussion, so you can know when you are being influenced and enact your influence for social good”. Alan Bec of Balance Consulting Bristol.

This will be a zoom event, but if we are allowed into the venue we will invite a live audience to enjoy the debate together (all covid guidelines will be followed).

Tickets available now from Headfirst. The suggested donation of £4 will help us keep the School of Activism as accessible & low-cost as possible, £8 will subsidise a ticket for someone else – but no-one turned away through lack of funds!

The School of Activism 2.0 is a two week programme of workshops, talks and activities brought to you by Peoples Republic of Stokes Croft over the Easter holidays. The workshops are intended to be empowering experiences equipping people with the tools to challenge the status quo, contest power structures and ultimately to change the world.

We learn by doing.
We make our own future.

School of Chativism

If you're feeling hyped about all this educating, and you wanna connect with other SoA students to talk about what you've learnt, and/or discuss the future of ethical social media, then this is for you...

"The School of Chativism is an experimental social media space that will run for the duration of the School of Activism 2.0. This is the place to discuss and share events at SOA2. But it's also a space for questioning what social media currently is, and what it could be, for activists and activism. We can remake it as we go, transform it throughout SOA2.“

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Thursday 8 April, 2021
19:00 - 21:00
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