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Toronto event: Autonets Convergence - November 13

November 11th, 2013     by Julia Horel     Comments

This Wednesday, join us for this networking event between anti-violence organizers and tech makers to come up with new ways to use technology to end violence! There will be short intros by micha cardenas about Autonets, Farrah Khan about Barbra Schlifer Clinic and Joan Ruzsa of Ritten House talking about prison abolition. After that, we’ll have people introduce themselves and then get into small groups to brainstorm ways of using technology to end violence and work with existing anti-violence efforts. At the end, we’ll all share our ideas back to the group and discuss next steps.

Please help spread the word about this event to help make sure we have both hackers and anti-violence activists in the room! Thank you!

Building Our Autonomy: Autonets Convergence Toronto Wednesday, November 13, 7-9PM

Robarts Library, Room 1150, 130 St. George Street

Autonets Convergence aims to brings together hackers, anti-racist coders, gender hackers, gender changers, dancers, movement makers, poets, performers, media makers, anti-violence, transformative justice and prison abolitionist activists by giving them a space to share their knowledge and their skills in order to help stop violence against queer and trans* people, people of color, disabled people, two-spirit people, sex workers and women.

Engaging in discussion with the local community members based in Toronto as well as with the community at UofT about the kinds of violence we face daily, we will collectively work towards creative community-based responses to end violence, creating experiences and skills which at the end of the workshop we can take back to our own communities. The goal is to seed a movement of creative free/libre/open source technologies in concert with non-digital, community based solutions, to end gendered, racialized, sexual and ableist violence.

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Workshop organized by micha cardenas. micha is an artist, hackctivist, poet, performer, student, and educator, mixed-race trans femme latina survivor who works at the intersection of movement, technology and politics.

Venue is wheelchair accessible, please do not wear chemical scents to create accessibility for those with chemical injury

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