Following on the success of BarCamps around the world, where geeks get together to share information and build community in a collaborative “unconference” format, folks are organizing RootsCamps for progressive organizers to debrief the 2006 election and talk about next steps.
I really wanted there to be a RootsCamp in North Carolina (and there still could be) but I just didn't have the energy to make it happen on my own. But I did hook up with a west coast colleague (Andrew Hoppin of CivicSpace, Clark campaign, etc.) and we are taking it to the new(ish) frontier of Second Life!
The event will run for a week with daily gatherings at 4pm starting today! Please come see us there or just visit the wiki to suggest topics or speakers. For example, someone could facilitate a discussion about the results in NC and how we can boot our asshole Senators in '08 and '10. ;-)
How to get involved:
- Come to the kick-off event today (11/8/06) at 4pm EST on Better World Island.
- Visit the wiki page for RootsCampSL, where you can suggest topics and add yourself to the attendee list.
- Join our Google Group and help us organize the event(s).
- If you are already a member of SecondLife, join our group “SL Netroots”.
- Spread the word by sending this link to your friends: RootsCampSL.org/