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Schedule of Events


All events are free to attend. You need to sign up on eventbrite to get the zoom webinar link (we do this to mitigate zoom bombings)- here you can see the full list of our events on eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/the-feminist-and-accessible-publishing-communications-tech-series-31133534805 or click on the pink text to access the individual event pages (it will lead to the facebook event page with the link to the eventbrite page). Time zone is ET.  Virtual events are professionally live captioned in english. 

Season 4 (2022):
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, times and dates are subject to change. Check back soon for more updates about Season 4.

Fall 2022

September 15, 2022: Becky Chambers: A  Fireside Chat on Queer Feminist Science Fiction , 6 PM ET (virtual)- co-hosted by Saga Bookstore

September 22, 2022: Dr. Catherine Knight Steele on Digital Black Feminism, 6 PM ET (virtual)

September 24, 2022: Dr. Stefanie Duguay and Dr. Alex Ketchum on Queer Women's Communication Networks: A Book Event, 4 PM ET (at L'Euguélionne Feminist Bookstore: 1426 Rue Beaudry, Montreal)


October 4, 2022: Klau Kinky of Gynepunk on DIY Gynecology Tools + Open Source, 12 PM ET (virtual, in Spanish with English captions)


October 26, 2022: Vernissage/Launch Party for the Exhibit on LGBTQ+ Student, Faculty, and Staff Activism at McGill (4th floor of McLennan Library at McGill- free food and drink), 4 PM 

October 29, 2022: Atelier Wiki LGBTQ2S+ at Archives Gaies du Québec, 1 PM ET (in person at the Archives gaies du Québec- en français/ in french only- limited to 12 participants)

November 3, 2022: Dr. Shannon Mattern of The City is Not a Computer , 6 PM ET (virtual)



November 30, 2022: Launch of Ingredients for Revolution at L'Euguélionne Feminist Bookstore 6 PM ET



--- (season 5 events will be posted soon)---
January 10, 2023: Beth Pickens on Making Your Art No Matter What, 6 PM ET (virtual)
January 18, 2023: Dr. Luke Stark, 6 PM ET (virtual)
January 25, 2023: Dr. sava saheli singh 
February 1, 2023: indee mitchell of Last Call NoLA, 6 PM ET (virtual)
February 7, 2023: Dr. Abeba Birhane, Noon ET (virtual)
February 15, 2023: Dr. Hannah Zeavin, 6 PM ET (virtual)
March 8, 2023: Dr. Marika Cifor on Viral Cultures: Activist Archiving in the Age of AIDS: the Visual AIDS’s Archive Project and Artist+ Registry, 6 PM ET (virtual)


Past Events: 

_____Season 3, Part 2_ (Winter 2022)___________

January 12, 2022: Dr. André Brock on Distributed Blackness 6 PM ET (virtual)


January 27, 2022: Mindy Seu on Citations, Hypertext, and Online Activism 6 PM ET (virtual)


March 31, 2022: Stacey Copeland on Queer Soundwork: On Lesbian Feminist Practices of Discoverability at 6 PM ET (virtual)

April 7, 2022: Dr. Stefanie Duguay on Personal but not Private: Queer women, sexuality, and identity modulation on digital platforms  6 PM ET (virtual)

June 19, 2022: Dr. Alex Ketchum on Engage in Public Scholarship!: Feminist and Accessible Communication Launch (at Concordia University, co-hosted by DIGS Lab and Concordia University Press)

Season 3, Part 1 (September- December 2021):

For season 3, all events were virtual.



October 1, 2021: Dr. MC Forelle on Right to Repair, 5 PM (VIRTUAL) 



November 3, 2021: Op-Ed Writing and Analytical Commentary Workshop with Dr. Diane Dechief, 12:00- 1:30 PM (Lunchtime workshop) (VIRTUAL) - feel free to attend while eating lunch! 


November 10, 2021: Dr. Yuriko Furuhata on Manufacturing Artificial Weather: From Cold War Futurology to Smart Air-Conditioning, 6 PM (VIRTUAL)


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Season 2: part 1 (March 2020- December 2020)


March 18, 2020: Dr. Gabriella (Biella) Coleman on Alt Right vs. Anonymous: A Critical Comparison at 6 PM (rescheduling)

October 5, 2020: Coded Bias Screening and Q and A with director Shalini Kantayaa at 7 PM (ONLINE)- partnering with Cinema Politica


October 28, 2020: Alice Wong on Disability/ Visibility: A Fireside Chat at 7 PM (ONLINE EVENT) conversation with Elizabeth Patitsas and special introduction with Yolanda Muñoz

November 4, 2020: Meredith Broussard on Artificial Unintelligence at 7 PM, (ONLINE EVENT)

November 11, 2020: Joy Lisi Rankin of A People's History of Computing at 7 PM (ONLINE EVENT)

Season Two, Part 2: Winter and Spring 2021 

(please note that the links to some of the 2021 events are forthcoming)

January 20: Sasha Costanza-Chock on Design Justice at 7 PM (ONLINE EVENT)

January 27: Deborah Raji on Facial Recognition Technology on the Challenges of Audits, Accountability & Algorithmic Justice at 7 PM (ONLINE EVENT)

February 3: Dr. Elinor Carmi on Media Distortions at 12 PM (ONLINE EVENT)

February 10: Yeshimabeit Milner on Abolish Big Data and Data 4 Black Lives at 7 PM (Canceled- hopefully will be rescheduled) 

February 17: Caroline Sinders on Feminist Data Set and CAre B0t at 6 PM (ONLINE EVENT)

February 18: Chancey Fleet on Digital Frictions and Dark Patterns in Accessible Technology at 7 PM (ONLINE EVENT)


March 3: Keoni Mahelona and Peter-Lucas Jones on Indigenous Data Sovereignty at 7 PM (ONLINE EVENT)



March 24: Rose Eveleth of Flash Forward Podcast: Imagine Better Futures at 7 PM (ONLINE EVENT)

March 31: Kate Crawford on the Atlas of AI at 7 PM (ONLINE EVENT)

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Season One (January 2019- February 2020)

2019

January 23: Astra Taylor at McGill at 1 PM

February 25: Dr. Shawn Newman at McGill at 12 PM

March 15: Dr. Kristen Hogan at McGill at 4 PM

March 16: Dr. Kristen Hogan at L'Euguélionne at 4 PM

May 14: Suzanne Kite on Non-Human Futures: Ethical Frameworks for AI at 6:30 PM

August 21: Dr. Rumman Chowdhury on AI Ethics at MUTEK IMG ** ( there is a fee to attend)

September 5: Mimi Onuoha at Element AI, 5:45 PM

September 6: Mimi Onuoha at McGill at 12 PM

September 19: Dr. Sarah Myers West on AI and Intersectionality at 6:30 PM

September 26: Dr. Hannah McGregor on Feminist Academic Podcasting at 6:30 PM

September 27: Dr. Hannah McGregor Workshop on Feminist Academic Podcasting at 9:45-11:45 AM

October 1: Workshop with Metonymy Press at 12 PM

October 21: Workshop on Open Access and Open Data by Jenn Riley and Jessica Lange at 2:30 PM

October 25: Dr. Lauren Klein on Data Feminism and Open Review at 12 PM

November 4: Dr. Alex Ketchum Workshop on Public Facing Scholarship and Website Design at 2:30 PM

November 14: Dr. Cait McKinney on Crisis Infrastructures: AIDS Activism meets Online Content Regulation at 6 PM

November 15: 10th RéQEF masterclass entitled: Feminism & Technology: Desire, Opportunity, and Resistance