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Race, Power, and Colonialism in Tech: A night of BIPOC Community Talks

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Toronto Media Arts Centre

32 Lisgar Street

Toronto, ON M6J 0C9

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There is a growing conversation around the lack of diversity in Toronto’s tech industry, but far fewer conversations on how technologies perpetuate systems of racism and colonialism. On Monday, November 12th, IntersectTO will be hosting an evening of community talks on race, power, and colonialism in technology, by and for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) communities.


Community Speakers and Talks

  • Alejandro Mayoral-Banos - The Imaginary of Indigenous Cyberspaces

  • Ashley Caranto Morford - Homeland & Decolonialism: Pilipinx Tattooing Practices as Digital Technology

  • Elisa Watson-Smith - Mapping the Visible Majority: Erasing Inclusive Responses with Privileged Questions

  • Cleo Keahna - Blood//Quantum: Quantum Computing and Indigenous Ontology

  • Abuzar Chaudhary - Changing the Relationship between Tech Culture and Trans/Homeless Communities

  • Ladan Mohamed Siad - Black Data Assemblages: Black folks as Technology

  • Meagan Byrne - How imagineNATIVE Creates Space for Indigenous Digital Creatives

Doors will open at 6:30pm. Arrive at 6:30 if you'd like dinner (it's on us!) and some time to meet other BIPOCs interested in tech! Talks will start promptly at 7pm.


A BIPOC-only event

This evening of community talks is intended to be a safer, dedicated space for BIPOCs to share ideas and learn. Please register for the event only if you identify as Black, Indigenous, or as a person of colour.


Venue Accessibility

Our venue sponsor, TMAC is an accessible space. Our event will be held on the mezzanine on the second floor of TMAC, accessible via an elevator just inside the entrance.

The ground floor washroom and toilet are wheelchair accessible. There is a private accessible washroom on the second floor next to the all-gender washroom, and two accessible stalls in the shared washroom.


Gender Neutral Washrooms

There is an all-gender washroom on the second floor.


Thank you!

This event is supported by a Digital Rights Community Grant. The Digital Rights Community Grants are a collaboration between the Digital Justice Lab, Tech Reset Canada, and the Centre for Digital Rights. We'd also like to thank the Toronto Media Arts Centre for lending their space to our community for the evening.


About IntersectTO

IntersectTO is a Toronto-based community group for people who identify as Black, Indigenous, and people of colour (BIPOC), who are interested in technology. Our vision is to create an online and in-person space where BIPOCs can learn tech skills, find collaborators, and hold critical discussions on how technology affects communities of colour.

IntersectTO is located on the territory of the Huron-Wendat and Petun First Nations, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River.

You can learn more about IntersectTO at: https://intersectto.gitbook.io/community

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Toronto Media Arts Centre

32 Lisgar Street

Toronto, ON M6J 0C9

Canada

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