Society

Society track of The Goa Project 2016

A society is a group of people involved in persistent social interaction, or a large social grouping sharing the same geographical or social territory, typically subject to the same political authority and dominant cultural expectations. Societies are characterised by patterns of relationships (social relations) between individuals who share a distinctive culture and institutions; a given society may be described as the sum total of such relationships among its constituent members. In the social sciences, a larger society often evinces stratification or dominance patterns in subgroups

  • Social Media and Technology: How are these two affecting societal situations today, and how are we leveraging them to stimulate change in untapped areas.

  • Stories of Social impact: The rising tide of social entrepreneurship. Social impact projects at scale and at the grassroots.

  • Patterns of relationships between subgroups of society: How cultural expectations affect our approach to politics, civil sense, and how we go about daily life.

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Kenney Jacob

@kenneyjacob

Politics in the 21st Century

Submitted Jan 7, 2016

  1. To raise awareness about role of politics in the 21st century
  2. To inspire people to get involved in politics
  3. To use technology and culture to influence politics

Outline

India is a very young country and its youth cannot stay away from politics. Politics and politicians determine pretty much every aspect of our lives right from what we eat to what happens to what we shit. A nation’s future is charted in the laws that they pass at the legislative assemblies. If the youth says they are not interested in what happens there, they are saying that they are not interested in what happens to their future.

We need the youth to get involved with politics, learn what’s happening, be aware of the policies their impact and also have an opinion about it. Politics needs to become coffee table discussion again, politics has to get into whatsapp groups, elections choices have to made logically again, politics has to become mainstream and cool again.

Requirements

An open mind

Speaker bio

Kenney Jacob is an entrepreneur and published author from Kerala. He was active in student politics during college days. In the last 30 years he had observed how his state went from being politically super active to silent mode and the changes it brought in the civil society.

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The Goa Project Funnel The Goa Project is an unconference - where unlike a typical conference, the talks are not put together by a panel or knowledge partner - but is proposed by the attendees themselves. You propose a session or talk that might be of interest to the audience at the unconference, a… more