Reclaiming “We the People”: The Genie In the Bottle: Grappling with the Role of Social Media in Political Discourse

Join us for a conversation with Sabine Romero ’95, 2018 Lois Langland Alumna in Residence.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

12:15 – 1:15 pm

SCORE Living room

**This event will be live streamed to alumnae via an RSVP process.

About the Conversation

In preparation for the 2020 elections and beyond, how do we maintain our campus climate where everyone feels welcome and still be able to express and hear dissenting viewpoints? How do we address polarization, hyper partisanship, animosity, divisiveness, and discriminatory rhetoric in and outside our community? We’ll discuss and share what has changed and what has remained the same in our political environment; the pros and cons of our always-on social media environment; and how to foster public and private lives of leadership, service, integrity, and creativity.

About Sabine Romero ‘95

Sabine Romero ’95 has made a difference from the local to the international level and everywhere in between. Romero has served the city of Austin, Texas since 2008 and has worked as their lead elections attorney, their lead ethics and compliance attorney, and now as the chief administrative officer in their Office of Innovation. She is focused on tackling government opportunities and challenges with an emphasis on accountability, transparency, civic participation, and technology-informed governance. Romero values human-centered design and approaches her work to foster trust in the democratic process.