115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Digital Feminisms and Visions of Transnational Social Justice Activism

Session Chair: 
Katrina Sark, University of Victoria, British Columbia
Lorely French, Pacific University
Session 7: Saturday 1:15 – 2:45 pm
Henry 202


  1. Katrina Sark, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Lorely French, Pacific University
    In our introduction at our Roundtable, we plan to tell you a bit more about our work, and show you how we use digital tools for teaching social justice, and the projects our students get to build: http://feministgerman.wixsite.com/home/for-students 
  2. Annalee Lepp, University of Victoria, British Columbia
    This paper will analyze the "transnational" in digital feminisms and social justice activism through the lens of transnational feminist theories. What are the possibilities and limitations of developing a truly transnational social justice politics in the digital realm?
  3. Mary Cappelli, Nevada State College
    Women non-governmental organizations, such as globalmother.org have employed digital media as a powerful tool to affirm the reproductive rights of indigenous women and to advocate for women’s rights in terms of food and water security and women’s equality and empowerment. In this presentation, I discuss how indigenous mother social activism interacts with global digital communication in repertoires of action to mobilize global support and collective action around indigenous struggles. 
  4. Valerie D. Walker, Emily Carr University
    In 2017, XX Files Radio Show celebrates  20 years of techno-feminist aural activism and community creation via weekly Techno-Gynaeical radio explorations and discussions.   Valérie d. Walker led the XX FRS through its first 20 years, creating a cutting edge digital-feminist exploration of technology covering all medias from programming to burlesque & eco-sexual environmentalism, she discusses radio as social-activator & community builder.
  5. Monika Fischer, University of Missouri
    The issue of selling feminism has been a common discourse among academics and the general public. If feminist online publications will be adopting social enterprise initiatives in order to create revenue, the question of commodification is an important one to ask.
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