IFOA and Orca Books invite you to the release of Can Your SmartPhone Change the World? by Erinne Paisley as part of the Toronto Lit Up book launch series.
“Can Your Smartphone Change the World? is a twenty-first-century guide for anyone who has access to a smartphone. This how-to manual looks at specific ways you can create social change through the tap of a screen. Filled with examples of successful hashtag campaigns, viral videos and new socially conscious apps, the book provides practical advice for using your smartphone as a tool for social justice.”
Toronto Lit Up is a three year initiative, spearheaded by the Toronto Arts Council and IFOA, designed to spotlight Toronto’s writers and empower local artists with career-building opportunities.
Erinne Paisley is an activist, public speaker, youth content developer, writer and student. Paisley gained international attention for her graduation dress created out of homework to raise awareness and funds for the Malala Fund. In response to this new audience, Paisley started an activism and pop culture blog, Pop Activism, to further engage youth in social media activism. She was awarded one of ten University of Toronto National Scholarships and is now studying International Relations at Trinity College. Can Your Smartphone Change the World? is her first book. For more information, visit www.popactivism.com. Follow Erinne on Twitter @popactivism and subscribe to her YouTube channel: Erinne Paisley.