Aug 10 2021
Dr. Geo Banks-Weston: How Social Media Builds Community
Dr. Geo Banks-Weston was an early adopter of social media. Back in the day, when filters flooded people's Instagram feeds, he learned just how powerful of a tool it could be in building communities and how digital media as a whole could be leveraged to become a powerful platform for voices of color.
Since starting his blog, Geo's Table, in 2014, Dr. Geo has focused on promoting Black owned restaurants, sharing recipes from the African diaspora, and giving his readers resources on how to support under represented communities in the food industry. He channeled this passion into his Doctorate of Education in Educational Technology where he further researches how technology can be used to drive diversity and representation in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (AKA the STEAM careers).
In this episode, Dr. Geo shares with host Kae Lani Palmisano how social media and other virtual collaboration tools can be used to build community, offer mentorship, and provide access to other career growth opportunities for underrepresented professionals. If you're a beginner blogger or an expert whose been in the field for years, this is an episode for you!
If you’re interested in learning more, check out Dr. Geo’s blog, Geostablephl.com and listen to his podcast Table 86 wherever you listen to podcasts. You can also follow him on Instagram at @GeosTable.
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