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Know Thy Selfie

Saturday, 1:30pm | Youth

Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat… we’re a generation that is more connected than ever to the world around us and with people who are a world apart from us. And this is a good and a bad thing. Social media invite the opportunity to only present the very best of ourselves without ever addressing the painful stuff. On top of that, there are more opportunities than ever for the anonymity of a keyboard to allow for the very worst people to manifest in trolling and cyber bullying. In an age of likes, comments, views, and shares, what is it to make authentic connections with the people behind the social media handles? How do we sort through the noise that is vying for our attention and find honest and true connection? In this workshop and conversation, we’ll be discussing how the internet and social media has created spaces for people to connect, what it means to have a platform and influence, the importance of real life proximal community, and how our authentic story can help spread more light in the world we live in.

Kevin Garcia

Kevin Garcia is a writer, speaker, musician, and creative based in Atlanta, GA. He graduated from Christopher Newport University in 2013 with a BM in Music Education, and has been everything from a barista to a corporate office worker to a non-profit professional since then. After coming out in the fall of 2015 as a gay Christian, Kevin has reached thousands of individuals across the globe with his blog,, his podcast, “A Tiny Revolution,” and through speaking engagements at churches and universities. He’s heavily involved with The Reformation Project’s mission to make the global church more inclusive, is presently a candidate for a Masters of Divinity from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, and an active member of Grace Midtown Church. In addition to LGBTQ advocacy, Kevin’s passions include vocal jazz, tacos, and really horrible dad jokes.

Session ID [299]
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