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Saturday, April 18 • 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Public Policy and Pop Culture: Getting Wonky on Social Media Without Being Boring

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Talking public policy in 240 characters or less? Attendees will leave the session ready and excited to harness the power of storytelling and pop culture to amplify policy visibility, build coalitions, share agendas, and create citizen activists online. Takeaway skills include how to create a storytelling toolkit/campaign and how to identify pop culture that could link to your own policy advocacy. In this session, we'll discuss case studies of how we can use pop culture and stories to humanize wonky health policy and create social change.


Winn Periyasamy

Winn Periyasamy is a first year law student and Stein Scholar at Fordham Law School. She has worked as a health policy advocate with Physicians for a National Health Program - NY Metro Chapter and the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA). Her writing has appeared in the... Read More →

Nicholas O'Toole

Nicholas O'Toole is a third year undergraduate at New York University studying public policy with a minor in Chinese language. He has worked on grassroots environmental and housing justice campaigns in Massachusetts, as well as for Senator Elizabeth Warren's 2018 Senate re-election... Read More →

Emily Dore

Emily Dore is the Health Policy Digital Organizer for We The Patients NY a project of the Community Service Society, where she manages health advocacy efforts, digital organizing, education, and partnership development. Previously she worked as a Project Manager for EmblemHealth... Read More →

Saturday April 18, 2020 5:00pm - 5:45pm EDT