On March 25, Nashville will join more than 175 cities around the world in demonstrating social media’s power for social good through the second annual Twestival. The global event is a worldwide fundraising initiative that uses social media, particularly Twitter, to focus participants’ talent and resources to benefit one cause for one day. All proceeds generated from the 2010 Twestival will support education and be donated to Concern Worldwide, a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organization that since 1968 has dedicated itself to reducing suffering and eliminating poverty.
Belmont alumnae Christy Frink (’08, Social Work) and Morgan Levy (’06, Music Business) organized the first “Twestival” in Nashville in 2009 and are doing so again this year at Avenue 9 from 6-9 p.m. Thursday. At last year’s Twestival Nashville, more than 200 participants gathered at the Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar in downtown Nashville and raised nearly $2,500 to provide clean and safe drinking water through Charity: Water. For more information on this year’s event, visit www.twestivalnashville.com.
Frink and Levy also operate a blog about Nashville life and culture at www.nashvillest.com.