The Power of Words panel (24th of July), on the Kia Main-stage, dealt with many topical issues including, but not limited to, harassment, shaming, call-outs, privilege, being a good ally, and tone-policing.
Many of these issues can be connected to huge occurences in pop culture that have offended many people, thus proving the effects that misspeaking can have.
The panel included:
John Green (@JohnGreen)
Meghan Tonjes (@Meghan Tonjes)
Dan Howell (@Danisnotonfire)
Alli Speed (@AlliSpeed)
Connor Franta (@ConnorFranta)
Felicia Day (@FeliciaDay)
Phil Lester (@AmazingPhil)
Here are some reactions:
Dave said: “Great talk on the power of words.”
Aric said: “Panel on power of words dealt with harassment, shaming, call-outs, privilege, being a good ally, & tone-policing. Very topical.”
Maria said: “This Power of Words panel is so, so good!”
Will said: “Ughhh – [Alli Speed] is KILLING IT on the Power of Words panel”
Eoin O’Brien Contributing Writer