In our previous post on community engagement, we talked a lot about innovation and how to make citizen engagement more attractive for community members. Additionally, during our first LA Civics Initiative workshop, we talked about the barriers that prevent people from becoming civically engaged in LA. One of the barriers that our attendees pointed to was a certain disconnect or feeling of apathy from Angelenos towards government or other formal institutions. Could online engagement and social media be the keys to making communities feel more interested and connected to local governance and decision-making?
“What strikes me is that you’re tremendous social pioneers,” Bostic said. “You’ve taken ideas and really implemented them with the explicit design to get different people into the mix and the conversation.”
In our latest event in the Leading from the West series, we brought in chef Roy Choi and philanthropic foundation executive Tara Roth to discuss how building a community online translates to real-life engagement.
Taking it to the streets: Social media shakes it up A conversation with Roy Choi and Tara Roth, moderated by Raphael Bostic Social media shakes up philanthropy, bringing exposure to underserved, hard to reach communities. How can building community online translate to real life community engagement? Our evening of conversation with Tara Roth and Roy Choi showed…