Drupal And Darfur

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