Verge: Studies in Global Asias and the Global Asias Initiative at Penn State are co-sponsoring a three-part AAS Digital Dialogues webinar series. The third event— “Activists and Advocacy Beyond Academia"—takes place 9:00-11:00 AM EST on Monday, May 2, 2022.
This event will feature activists who work in public domains in connection with sensitive topics in East and South Asia. Whereas our first event, Digital Harassment Across Asias, focused on scholars sharing their knowledge and experiences with digital extremism from academic perspectives and our second event, Best Practices for Social Media Safety, provided practical advice on managing one’s online experiences as a public-facing educator and researcher, this webinar will center the experiences of activists. Sharing information on how activists have encountered attacks on their work and persons in digital and analog spaces in relation to venues such as non-profits, government organizations, or other capacities, the speakers will educate scholars and listeners on how they can operate in solidarity with activists and grow our global networks of collaboration.
Register for the event here: https://www.asianstudies.org/jobs-professional-resources/aas-digital-dialogues/activists-and-advocacy-beyond-academia/