Welcome to Generation Slacktivist by Katherine Hudson

TEDxYouth@Sydney 2013 · 17 November 2013

Wear It Purple co-founder Katherine Hudson asks whether our Facebook likes and shares really do instigate social change. What is the true value of a ‘like’? As children of the internet, we are best placed to improve the political system. But are we doing enough? Katherine Hudson is twenty years old and has lived in the Marrickville area all her life. She has been committed to the cause of social justice, a commitment that was re-enforced by early school experiences. In 2012, Timeout magazine nominated Katherine as one of the ’30 under 30′ influential young people in Sydney. In recognition of her work in this area she received a Department of Defence Long Tan Youth Leadership award two years running, the Lenovo Prize and was highly commended in the 2011 Governor Marie Bashir Peace Award. In 2010, Katherine Hudson co-founded Wear it Purple to help combat mental illness amongst LGBTIQ youth. Wear it Purple aims to stop homophobia in schools and has grown into an international movement. Katherine received the ACON Honour Young Achiever Award for 2013 for her work with the event.

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