Drupal And Darfur

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Drupal And Darfur

  1. 1. Drupal & Darfur: Building a Movement to End Genocide Phillip Djwa, Agentic Communications August 26 th , 2008
  2. 2. Agentic Communications <ul><li>Agentic Communications Incorporated has the skills, tools, experience, and service excellence to assist progressive organizations to better serve their communities, constituents, and customers online. </li></ul><ul><li>Services include web development and strategic planning </li></ul>
  3. 3. Phillip Djwa <ul><li>Phillip, as a career-long social entrepreneur, has more than 15 years experience in the high-technology industry. </li></ul><ul><li>Worked on a wide range of technology and web-integrated communications projects for Fortune 500, high-tech start-up, and not-for-profit organizations. </li></ul><ul><li>Phillip has a BA from Simon Fraser University in Fine Arts with a concentration in electronic music, and an MFA in Electronic Arts from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute </li></ul>
  4. 4. What can be done online <ul><ul><li>Audiences (expand sphere of influence and engage existing audience) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engage them into taking specific action ( mobilize ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You can organize (volunteers, movement) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inform audience about the issue ( education ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You can develop campaigns </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Movement VS Campaign <ul><li>A movement has many campaigns i.e. the movement is to prevent genocide, but the specific campaign is Darfur </li></ul><ul><li>The web is good at supporting campaigns as it is an excellent tactical arena </li></ul>
  6. 6. Campaign Tools <ul><ul><li>Content Management System </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Newsletters/Email Listservs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-cards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Donations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advocacy Toolkits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Petitions/Letters to the Editor/ Pledges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conference Support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Membership/Customer Relationship Mgmt/Databases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook/ Myspace/ Flickr/ Youtube </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Widgets/ Banners </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Genocide in Darfur <ul><li>Ongoing genocide launched by the Sudanese government more than four years ago. </li></ul><ul><li>Hundreds of thousands have been killed and more than 2.5 million have been displaced. 250,000 were displaced in 2007 alone. </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing bombing and burning villages, looting economic resources, and committing crimes against humanity, such as the murder, rape, and torture of innocent civilians. </li></ul>
  8. 8. StandNow <ul><li>Built in DRUPAL 5.9 </li></ul><ul><li>Google Mapping </li></ul><ul><li>Organic Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Panels/View </li></ul><ul><li>FCK Editor </li></ul><ul><li>CCK </li></ul>http://StandNow.org
  9. 9. Thank you! Questions, please contact Phillip Djwa [email_address] Phone 604-255-2131 <ul><li>Creative Commons Photo Credits: </li></ul><ul><li>Kris Krug </li></ul><ul><li>http://flickr.com/photos/hdptcar/788600770/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://flickr.com/photos/wickenden/2069581821/ </li></ul>

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