The Active Citizen in the Digital Age: Getting Political

December 13th, 2017 - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Bechtel Conference Center - Encina Hall 616 Serra Street
Stanford, CA 94305

Democracy depends on participation. The digital age provides an abundance of new ways for people to make a difference politically, charitably, and as consumers. In this event we’ll focus on two very different strategies to make our democratic political systems more accessible and accountable to what the people want. Color of Change is a U.S.-based online racial justice organization. It brings the power of more than a million members to bear in changing how governments and corporations act on behalf of black people. MiVote is a new effort, born in Australia but gone global, to shift power away from political parties and to people.

The Active Citizen in the Digital Age is an ongoing speaker series highlighting the range of ways people are using digital technologies to make a difference – politically, charitably, as volunteers, and with their career, consumer, and investing choices.


This event will be made available globally through live-stream and is archived here on the Stanford PACS event webpage and on Vimeo, courtesy of Perpetual.


  • 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm - Reception
  • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm - Panel discussion with Arisha Michelle Hatch and Adam Jacoby, moderated by Lucy Bernholz


  • Arisha Michelle Hatch - Managing Director of Campaigns at Color Of Change, Director of the Color Of Change PAC
  • Adam Jacoby - Founder and Chief Steward for MiVote and Director for Centre for the Future