What We Learned About Cancel Culture at SXSW 2019

When everyone has a voice, how much should you listen and when do you respond? Join us for this in-depth conversation around the implications of Cancel Culture.

At SXSW 2019, a panel titled “Let's Ask the Men: Ending the Newsroom Gender Gap” sparked a flurry of backlash and response on social media. While the premise of the panel was rooted in shining the light on the growing gap of gender equity in media, the headline and brief description sparked outrage. A year later, we will have a conversation exploring various perspectives of this Cancel Culture world we’re all trying to navigate. Join the person who organized the 2019 session and one of the online critics who contributed to the social media outcry as they explain their actions and goals with regards to Cancel Culture and discuss how to navigate when and if to change course in response to social media critics.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

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