Greetings all the way from Austin!
On Sunday Colorlines.com and ColorOfChange.org hosted a meetup--a meet and greet of sorts--with readers, supporters and other journalists in Austin, Texas. We're in town for the music and media conference South by Southwest (SXSW).
Co-hosting the meetup with me was Rashad Robinson, Executive Director of ColorOfChange.org, the nation's largest African-American online civil rights organization.
SXSW is all about new, innovative technology, music and film and I'll bringing you updates throughout the week from Austin.
Mr. Robinson and I thank everyone who stopped by the meetup and we are especially grateful for Sabrina Roach, Brown Paper Tickets Radio and New Media Doer extraordinaire who hosted us.
(L to R: Quentin James, National Director for the Sierra Student Coalition, the youth arm of the Sierra Club; Rashad Robinson, Executive Director of ColorOfChange.org; Jay Smooth, Illdoctrine.com. Robinson is a board member at the Applied Research Center, Colorlines' publisher.
(L to R: Samhita Mukhopadhyay, Feministing.com and author of "Outdated"; Erica Williams, Senior Strategist at Citizen Engagement Laboratory; Jorge Rivas, pop culture blogger at Colorlines.com.