Issa is focused on global advocacy, politics and social entrepreneurship and her company powers online campaigns for social change organizations.
While in Kolkata she will be engaging with a wide cross section of Kolkata society including students, practitioners working to eradicate the trafficking in persons in the region, young social change activists, new media practitioners, emerging women leaders, social entrepreneurship organizations, NGOS and the media fraternity.
On Monday, Sabrina spoke on Safeguarding Democracy: Innovations in Technology, Media and Human Rights to about 100 high school, college and university students and teachers.
The digital media expert discussed the power dynamics between movements and governments using technology as an accountability tool in global human rights, cases from the frontlines in humanitarian technology and why she feels the need for policies that support innovation in human rights.
During her workshop on digital civic engagement and social media to several social entrepreneurs, NGOs and activists Issa interacted with organizations like SAFE, Prantakatha, Swayam, Banglanatak dot com, Sathi, Calcutta Rescue, New Light Foundation, Terra Indica, Freed, Freeset, Saribari and others.
The powerful session moderated by Urmi Basu of New Light Foundation Storybold: The Power of Storytelling and Social Change examined the art of a powerful story, social responsibility, technologies and how powerful storytelling is the key to social change and hope for the future.
During her two-day stay Sabrina also visited NSHM Institute of Media and Design to speak to undergraduate and graduate students on Democracy, Media and Information Revolution.
--IBNS (Posted on 02-10-2013)