I’ve spent more than a decade working as a communication researcher, trainer, and participant in global activism, advocacy, and politics. I use that expertise to coach others in achieving their visions for creating a better world.
Working for Activists…and the President
From Obama ’08 to the streets.
I protested with activists from the deserts of southern Morocco to Ferguson, Missouri and serving as New Media Operations Manager for Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign.
I know how institutions of power operate as well. I’ve worked behind the scenes in the United States Congress and attended meetings on the United Nations Security Council while I was an intern with the United Nations Foundation in New York.
Background in Digital Activism
I have worked in activism innovation and digital media for 12 years.
I am the author of Digital Activism Decoded: The New Mechanics of Change, published in 2010.
At the University of Washington I co-founded the Digital Activism Research Project, based within the Department of Communication. Our flagship project was the Global Digital Activism Data Set, a project I conceived of and managed.
I have trained activists and given public talks around the world.
Locations for these speaking events and workshops range from Lebanon, India, and Turkey to Chile, Spain, and The Philippines. Topics have included:
- How to Strategically use Digital Tools for Activism
- The Transition for Party Power to People Power
- 3 Models for Digital Campaigning
- Strategies for Using Video for Advocacy
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Breadth of Academic Training
I’ve studied diverse methods of change-making.
In addition, my graduate work includes the study of:
- Communication at University of Washington
- Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School
- Non-Violent Civil Resistance at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
At these institutions I studied the theory and practice of a range of social change methods, ranging from elite policy-making to direct action and persuasive communication.
A Trusted Advisor
I have been a consultant since 2006 and have worked with a range of clients.
Since beginning work as a consultant in 2006, my institutional clients have included:
Your Partner in Social Change
I’ll put my skills to use to help you achieve your social change vision.
You can contact me here or at contact AT maryjoyce DOT com.