Sign-up for our Guests on the Wire 2-part Series on Security & Self-care
**Deadline for registration is December 14th**
The YFA Program at AWID and FRIDA | The Young Feminist Fund is excited to be co-hosting a 2-part ‘Guests on the Wire’ series discussing issues of security and self-care
The 2-part ‘Guests on the Wire’ series will be composed of 2 separate sessions, one on security and another on self-care. Each session will be 2 hours long.
In each session, we will touch on the following:
Security: Digital and beyond: The digital world is increasingly reflecting threats that activists have been facing offline. At a time when digital and ‘live’ realities and spaces are meshing together, the impacts and threats facing activists both online and offline are also advancing in ways that are interlinked. In this session, you’ll hear from speakers who will highlight how security in offline and online spaces overlap and threaten young feminist activists. Speakers will also highlight ways and tactics, resources and tools that young feminists can use to protect themselves or at the very least avoid the most common security pitfalls.
On Wellness: Self-care and beyond: Around the world, countries are going through economic, political, and social turmoil that are increasing the pressure and urgency on social justice activists to act quicker, better, and strategically. This increased toll is not isolated from the compounding pressures that movements face by state and non-state actors whose agendas are to silence and fragment social justice work. In this session, you’ll hear from speakers who will address the importance of prioritizing self-care and healing as part of social justice agendas and healthy movement building. We will also attempt to make links between individual self-care and its impact on the movements that we are a part of.
DATE AND TIME
PART 1: SECURITY: DIGITAL AND BEYOND
Tuesday, December 17th, 2014 from 11am to 1pm EST
PART 2: ON WELLNESS: SELF-CARE AND BEYOND
Wednesday, December 18th, 2014 from 11am to 1pm EST
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LANGUAGE Both sessions will be held in English ONLY.
Part 1: Security: Natasha Msonza and Kate Koerger
Natasha Msonza is a communication strategist with a background in media, information management and human development. She is also a digital security trainer and privacy advocate who is passionate about all things tech and open source. She is the Operations Manager at Her Zimbabwe, an organisation that seeks to advance women’s thought leadership and bring important commentary to women’s issues.
Kate Kroeger joined Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights as Executive Director in 2012, fulfilling a lifelong dream of pursuing her feminist activism at an organization dedicated to supporting women’s human rights defenders around the world. Kate is a seasoned advocate, grantmaker and strategist, bringing two decades of experience with grassroots human rights work and social justice philanthropy to her leadership of UAF.
Part 2: Self-care: Rebekka Leitlein and Annie Wilkinson
Rebekka Leitlein is a queer feminist grassroots activist that loves to create, explore and play with alternative pleasure knowledge. She is a part of the Radical Queer Affinity Collective, which used to run a community space for women and trans people in Budapest and is currently confronted with structural, material, and emotional transformation. Due to this, as well as other experiences, these days Rebekka’s activism focuses on the topics of collective transformation, failure, burnout, rituals and non-violent communication within the DIY grassroots framework of mutual feminist care.
Annie Wilkinson provides training and technical support to human rights groups worldwide on digital security and conducting evidence-based human rights research, documentation, and advocacy, most recently with LGBTI groups in Sub-Saharan Africa. Since 2005, she has been actively dedicated to human rights work, conducting direct service, advocacy, and research in the service of human rights, with a focus on the rights of women and gender and sexual minorities internationally. Her experience includes research and advocacy with grassroots women’s rights groups in Uganda, supporting development initiatives in Tanzania, several years mobilizing resources for women’s rights internationally at the Global Fund for Women, and researching human rights violations among the LGBTI community in Ecuador. In the San Francisco Bay Area, where she now calls home, she has also supported survivors of sexual violence as well as local and national military counter-recruitment initiatives.
In the 2-hour long discussions, a panel of speakers will present their experience and thoughts, after which there will be a Q&A where participants can direct any questions to the speakers. The remaining time will be used for a collective discussion prompted by questions posed by the facilitators. Participants will be encouraged to share their experiences, and the questions they have grappled with in relation to the topics at hand.
These sessions are intended for young feminist activists and allies who are interested in having an introductory discussion on issues relevant to digital security and self-care. Direct experience with the areas of digital security and self-care are not required. If you’re interested in these subjects, please join us!
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You can register for one session or both by filling out the form on YFA website. Please contact us with any questions or comments you may have at firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for registration is December 14th.
Please note that we have limited spaces and registration will be held on a First Come First Serve basis.