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We are excited to reveal the theme of QPID's Annual Youth Conference: Global Development Online: Social Media and its Political Influence

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Join QPID and students across North America in a 2-DAY online conference on Tuesday, March 23rd AND Wednesday, March 24th for our 13th annual Youth Conference stating both days at 6:30 pm - 9:30 EST

This year the topic of our 2 DAY conference will be the influence of social media and its global power. Our goal is to critically analyze the role of social media on social justice movements, the issue of imagery – specifically, contrasting portrayals of the Global South by the Global North – and how political power influences our media consumption with the rising risk of fake news. We have an incredible lineup of speakers from a wide variety of backgrounds, including Jessica Lott Thompson who is the Former Director of Yukon’s Human Rights Commission, Victoria Ptashnick who is the Digital Content Lead at UNICEF Canada and a Surprise Guest from Uganda with whom students will have the opportunity to interact with. Students will also be able to build their critical thinking and analysis skills by participating in workshops and a debate, with delegate prizes!

By registering for this event you are registering for BOTH days automatically and will be given Zoom links for each day closer to the event date

Please visit our website https://sites.google.com/view/qpid-youth-conference/home?authuser=0 for more information!

Have any questions feel free to email us at kingstonprojects.qpid@gmail.com

We will be recording this event so if you are unable to attend but would still like to see the event please email us and we can get you access after the event

About QPID

QPID is a student-run non-governmental organization that runs out of Queen’s Engineering society. We use a holistic approach to development to promote global consciousness, development awareness, and to engage on a global and local scale. The Youth Conference is our primary means of outreach to the youth of our local community, and this year we have decided to open up the conference to students across North America. We strive to provide keen, forward-minded students with the tools and the inspiration required to administer social change within themselves, their communities, and beyond.

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