University of Ottawa: Open Participation is Power The Movement To End Online Harassment

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#TECHWITHOUTVIOLENCE

 

The Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women (OCTEVAW) & the eQuality Project presents:

OPEN PARTICIPATION IS POWER:

THE MOVEMENT TO END ONLINE HARASSMENT

 

Coming Up on Wednesday February 15th, 2017

Free & Accessible!

Light Refreshments Provided

SHOPIFY OTTAWA

150 Elgin Street

[5:30P-8PM]

 

[5:30P-6:30PM] WIKIPEDIA-EDIT-A-THON

Tech Feminist Workshop w/ Ladies Learning Code

With less than 16% of Wikipedia editors identifying as female, Wikipedia has been criticized for hosting less extensive articles about women or topics important to women. This lack of female editors on Wikipedia creates many of the same challenges we see for technology as a whole. How can we ensure articles are relevant for women and that women are represented equally in history?

We need more women participating as editors! On February 15th, we are proud to be hosting a feminist edit-a-thon in partnership with the eQuality Project & OCTEVAW to bring together our incredible community in this city and bring some much-needed new knowledge to Wikipedia.


No experience necessary with editing or wikipedia but, you will need to bring a laptop (or let us know if you’ll need access to an extra one – we can facilitate that too!). All feminists & genders welcome!

 

[6:30P-7:30PM] OPEN PARTICIPATION IS POWER: THE MOVEMENT TO END ONLINE HARASSMENT

ft. JAMIA WILSON from Women, Action & the Media!

Panel Discussion & Keynote Presentation

Incredible Feminist Activist Jamia Wilson leads a feminist panel discussion among fellow advocates and community members—about using technology & gender as a platform to inspire action in preventing gender based violence & the movement to end online harassment! Join in this opportunity to really focus on the impact of online harassment and to center and create visibility around grassroots movements with fresh approaches and frameworks to challenging it in our own backyards!

 

Thank you to:

OCTEVAW

The eQuality Project

YWCA Canada

Ladies Learning Code

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