July 8 2021 GM

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Glitter Meetups

Glitter Meetup is the weekly town hall of the Internet Freedom community at the IFF Square on the IFF Mattermost, at 9am EDT / 1pm UTC. Do you need an invite? Learn how to get one here.

  • Date: Thursday, July 8
  • Time: 9am EST / 1pm UTC
  • Topic: Algorithmic Diversity: Zero Exclusion, AI & Ethics (AI & Human Rights)
  • Featured Guests: Yonah Welker

During this very special Glitter Meetup, we will feature Team CommUNITY’s new director of Community Mental Health program, who will talk about the 2020 Community Health Report: Building Stronger Communities - The case for mental health support for digital rights defenders.”

This is a great opportunity to share your reactions to the findings, and provide input on the psychocare services and workshops Team CommUNITY will be offering the digital rights community in coming months.

The report was designed to help validate digital rights defenders' experiences in the last year, while allowing them to better identify what specific interventions are needed. It is also a tool to support organisational leaders and decision makers, providing them an evidence base, so they can better strategize and design solutions that help the people they serve become more resilient.

Bio: Selma is Team CommUNITY’s Director of Community Mental Health Program. She is a licensed Mental Health Counselor based in New York City. She has experience in providing therapy services between practice practices, community mental health centers and a hospital across New York City. In addition to providing therapy services, Selma has experience in conducting qualitative research and has been published in the Journal of Counseling Psychology for studying the experiences of gender amongst Arab American Women. Selma was also involved in community organization in Lebanon and founded an organization named “Lezem” that evolved out of a desire to address the needs of her community. She did this by organizing projects and events that were aimed at creating space for the Lebanese youth to collectively identify community issues and address them through creative projects.


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