Kickoff Event — Designing for Democracy

Web of Change has returned! And we’re hosting a special event in Vancouver to kick off this year’s schedule.

Newbie’s to web technology and the non-profit world are invited to join our past WOC alumni at Designing for Democracy — a limited engagement event starring one of North America’s leaders in technology, arts and social activism, Favianna Rodriguez.

Designing for Democracy - Thursday March 5

Combining artistic skill with cutting edge web tools, Favianna has led campaigns on such diverse issues as war, immigration, globalization and racism. She is the President of TUMIS, a flagship of innovative web design that has participated in hundreds of progressive projects that challenge racism, classism, homophobia, sexism, and corporate irresponsibility. Since launching in 2002, TUMIS has seen 25% annual growth, and the profits from the venture go to Oakland’s Eastside Arts Alliance — an artistic collective and multi-ethnic community that Favianna also cofounded.

Favianna’s success and positive community impact is a testament to her talent, web savvy, and her ethical business model. She is also a WOC Alumnus who demonstrates, first hand, the value that Web of Change helps create in the social activist community.

Designing for Democracy will kick off the 2009 Web of Change calendar on Thursday, March 5th at Vancouver’s District 319. Ticket price is $20 ($15 for students/non-profits) and space is limited! Advanced registration is encouraged.

Visit the event page to purchase tickets, and learn more about Favianna’s art and work at

Techforms - Friday, March 6:
Favianna will also present a digital video installation at the Great Northern Way Campus Hangar.

Sista’hood Celebration - Sunday, March 8, 2pm:
Hear more from Favianna at her Art, Resistance and Community Transformation public workshop March 8 at W2 Launch Pad (116 W Hastings)

Platinum Sponsors Salesforce Foundation Hollyhock

Gold Sponsors

Salsa Labs

Silver Sponsors

Care2 Wire Media Blue State Digital Agentic Firefly Partners Beaconfire

Bronze Sponsors

Advomatic Crowdtangle JacksonRiver Engaging Networks Sea Change Strategies ActionSprout Fission Strategy Organizer

supporting sponsors

Gott Advertising Center for Community Change