& Meetup in Austin for SXSW [Photos] and host meet and greet in Austin!

By Jorge Rivas Mar 12, 2012

Greetings all the way from Austin!

On Sunday and hosted a meetup–a meet and greet of sorts–with readers, supporters and other journalists in Austin, Texas. We’re in town for the music and media conference South by Southwest (SXSW).

Co-hosting the meetup with me was Rashad Robinson, Executive Director of, the nation’s largest African-American online civil rights organization.

SXSW is all about new, innovative technology, music and film and I’ll bringing you updates throughout the week from Austin.

Mr. Robinson and I thank everyone who stopped by the meetup and we are especially grateful for Sabrina Roach, Brown Paper Tickets Radio and New Media Doer extraordinaire who hosted us.

(L to R: Quentin James, National Director for the Sierra Student Coalition, the youth arm of the Sierra Club; Rashad Robinson, Executive Director of; Jay Smooth, Robinson is a board member at the Applied Research Center, Colorlines’ publisher.

(L to R: Samhita Mukhopadhyay, and author of "Outdated"; Erica Williams, Senior Strategist at Citizen Engagement Laboratory; Jorge Rivas, pop culture blogger at