SOURCE: Citizens League

Citizens League

June 17, 2009 10:00 ET

Media Advisory -- National Civic Summit Social Media Training

MINNEAPOLIS, MN and ST. PAUL, MN--(Marketwire - June 17, 2009) - Citizens League

When: Wednesday, June 17, 1 - 2 p.m.

Who: Representatives of nonpartisan civic organizations and citizens.

What: The National Civic Summit, July 15-17, will convene 100+ civic organizations, live and virtually, to explore new approaches and tools for non-partisan civic engagement.

In advance of this event, the summit is hosting a collection of free training sessions during which social media experts will introduce participants to the basics of using social media tools in preparation for the National Tweetup on Wednesday, July 15.

Civic Training #1 covers core social media tools important to civic participation including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Flickr tactics.

Where: Go to and register for this complimentary online event, which is open to the public.


National Tweetup, Wednesday, July 15, 6 - 9 p.m. -- Mill City Museum ($50 in person or free virtual participation), National Tweetup Webpage

The Connection, A New Era Showcase, July 16 and 17 -- Minneapolis Hilton (free and open to the public)

Why: "A democracy depends on the full participation of people and organizations seeking common ground for common good," says Sean Kershaw, executive director of the Citizens League. "The social media training, National Tweetup and civic showcase will help initiate a national conversation about citizenship today while giving people tools to participate."

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The Citizens League builds civic imagination and capacity in Minnesota by identifying, framing and proposing solutions to public policy problems; developing civic leaders in all generations who can govern for the common good; and organizing the individual and institutional relationships necessary to achieve these goals.

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