Cyberspace as Workplace: Seeking solidarity and safety against gender-based violence online
A feminist radio dialogue in commemoration of Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.
Date: Sunday, 6 December 2015
Time: 11am to 12pm ~ LIVE!
Radio – CHRW 94.9 FM London, ON
Online – chrwradio.ca/stream/
Call-in line – 519-661-3600
Hosted by datejie cheko green, Asper Fellow in Media at FIMS
For women, gender and sexual minorities from all walks of life and across the globe, the internet and social media have broken down isolation, decreased barriers to self-expression, enabled social and political engagement, and made greater opportunities to professional work. Yet alongside increasing place as workers in cyberspace, we are also experiencing more gender-based violence.
In commemoration of the women engineering students at École Polytechnique, targeted and murdered by an anti-feminist gunman in 1989, our program will discuss these contradictions and what strategies for solidarity can turn the tide against violence, toward health and safety.
Our guest in studio will be FIMS Assistant Professor, Sarah T. Roberts. She will share insights from her research into the work that commercial content moderators must do to sanitize our internet experiences of GBV. Additional guests are Whitney French, online gamer, social media commentator, writer and organizer of the workshop series, “Writing While Black”, and more.
Cyberspace as Workplace is the third in the event series, Dialogues with Solidarity Conscious Knowledge Workers produced and moderated by FIMS Asper Fellow in Media datejie cheko green.
This radio program is part of CHRW’s annual 24hrs of programming “All Women’s Voices” in commemoration