Turn Texas Blue
At 5 p.m. on the last day of SXSWi, one wouldn’t expect to find a lively panel full of people, all ready to talk, discuss, and share stories, but that was exactly what happened in Can Stories Turn Texas Blue? Digital Media And HB2.
Jessica Luther and Julie Gillis were two of the hundreds of activists who practically lived at the Texas Capitol last summer. They brought their knowledge of the Wendy Davis filibuster, what lead up to it, and what happened afterwards to SXSWi.
Even with the last timeslot on the last day of Interactive, the room was still full and energetic. The panel was designed as a conversation style, and audience engagement was heavily encouraged. By the end of the panel, it became very clear that this discussion could go on for hours.