In this session...
One of the most powerful tools we have in protecting marginalised communities and promoting equality for all is visibility and representation. That’s what makes the work of Rose Ellen Dix and Rosie Spaughton (“Rose and Rosie” on YouTube) so integral to the LGBTQ community, and to social change agents at large. Together they are fearless in discussing often difficult subjects – from sexuality to discrimination and more.
In this session, Rose and Rosie will discuss what works—and what doesn’t—when it comes to communicating a positive social message through video. They will share their experience of having to balance entertainment value with an overarching goal of promoting equality, and what they’ve learned in doing this for an ever-growing global audience.
This fireside chat will be hosted by The Lovie Awards – the only awards organisation that honours the entire spectrum of the European Internet. In 2016, Rose and Rosie were the inaugural recipients of the Lovie Creators for Change Award, developed in partnership with the YouTube Creators for Change Programme. The award honours creators who use the global power of online video to combat misunderstanding, fear and intolerance on the Internet.