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Thursday, May 9 • 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Women and the Commons: Visibility Strategies

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Diversity is not an intrinsic characteristic of the Commons, as we have been learning in the last years. Both the process and the production of the Commons can reproduce and reinforce patterns of racist and patriarchal power, leaving aside the faces and the views of those who are being oppressed. But the process of building a vibrant and strong Commons can also help us to fight against this tendency if we develop visibility strategies. In this presentation we will talk about some experiences: the #VisibleWikiWomen challenge, the Uncommon Women initiative, among others.

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Mariana Fossatti

I'm a sociologist, researcher, teacher and activist in feminism, free culture and digital rights. I live and work in Uruguay.
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Kelsey Merkley

Senior Policy Advisor, Ontario Digital Service
Other hats: Founder of UnCommon Women - lover of colouring books.Creative Commons Canada
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CC Open GLAM Platform Lead, Creative Commons
Evelin Heidel (a.k.a. Scann) is a longtime member of Creative Commons, currently leading the Open GLAM initiative (http://openglam.org). She has worked in digital heritage, community digitization and intellectual property for the past ten years. Harvard Fellow at the Harvard Library Innovation Lab (2018), International Visiting Scholar at Washington College of Law, American University (2019... Read More →

Thursday May 9, 2019 2:00pm - 2:55pm WEST
Tokyo Room, 4th Floor, Museu do Oriente Av. Brasília 352, 1350-279 Lisboa, Portugal