Windsor Historical Society and Archer Memorial AME Zion Church team up for Martin Luther King Day focus on Community and Social Media

January 20, 2014       5 PM to 8:30 PM


Each year, Archer Memorial AME Zion Church picks an issue of concern to Martin Luther King Jr. to focus on during the day commemorating his life.  Each year, Windsor Historical Society offers Timely Topics programs which take issues of current concern and infuse historical perspective.  On January 20, from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with a break for sandwiches and sweets, our two organizations will team up to focus on community and social media. 


Martin Luther King was vitally concerned with community building.  Recognizing that conflict and differing points of view are part of the human experience, his aim was reconciliation. People have differing points of view on social media.  It has been praised for building new community networks and blamed for eroding traditional ones.  What are your thoughts?  Start with prayer and music at Town Hall, followed by light dinner of sandwiches and sweets at Windsor Historical Society.  Dinner will be followed by a panel and community discussion about watershed moments in the history of social media, positive and negative impacts of social media, and how Martin Luther King’s message would be spread today via social media. 


Panelists include Paul Morris and Marie Shanahan.  Morris is owner and CEO of Insight Business Technologies, Inc., an Information Technology consulting company.  He has over ten years of experience with website development and social media integration and has guided many clients through the confusing maze of IT challenges and opportunities.  Shanahan, Associate Professor of Journalism at UCONN, has worked as print journalist, digital news producer and online editor for the Hartford Courant.  She was instrumental in establishing AOL/Patch local news websites in our region. For more information, contact the Society at 860/688-3813, online at or Archer Memorial Church, 860-688-5225,  Cost:  FREE.


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