Thousands of bloggers, social justice activists and progressive labor leaders gathered last week in Providence, RI for Netroots 2012, a tech-savvy event that includes panel discussions, training sessions and distinguished speakers from the world of politics, business and beyond. Many attendees visited the IAM’s UCubed booth, showcasing resources for the unemployed and the need for millions of jobs.
Click here for an IAM video that takes a look inside the seventh annual gathering of what is often called the Netroots Nation.
Netroots began as an effort to amplify progressive voices by providing an online means for exchanging ideas and learning how to be more effective in using technology to influence the public debate. Through their annual convention and other events, Netroots activists hope to strengthen the community, inspire action and serve as an incubator for ideas that challenge the status quo and ultimately affect change in the public sphere.