Join us for our virtual Parallel Event: Whose technology? A tool for social justice or of control?
Date: Thursday, March 16, 2023
Time: 8:30am-10:00am EDT
Information and communications technologies (ICTs) are often portrayed as neutral, but it is well documented that these technologies reproduce inequalities, systemic discrimination, racism, misogyny, and are used by governments to facilitate surveillance and oppression. This participatory, interactive parallel event will be held with feminists globally to evaluate the transformational potential and the limitations of using information and communications technologies (ICTs) for feminist organizing. We will focus on how ICTs are used by “Big Tech” corporations and governments to maintain power and reproduce inequalities, and how might feminist principles guide a regulatory framework for accountability.
This event will be moderated by Maitland Shaheen, Chair of CRIAW-ICREF’s UN Committee.
This event will facilitate knowledge-sharing and network-building to strengthen our collective analysis of ICTs in relation to unequal power relations and feminist organizing. At the end of speakers’ presentations, audience members will continue the conversation in breakout rooms. Audience members will be asked to share how ICTs are used to maintain power and reproduce inequalities in their own contexts and how might feminist principles guide a regulatory framework.