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Glitter Meetup is the weekly town hall of the Internet Freedom community at the IFF Square on the IFF Mattermost, at 9am EST / 2pm UTC. Do you need an invite? Learn how to get one [[IFF Mattermost|here]].
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<p style="font-size:20px;> '''Date:''' March 25</p>
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* [[Glitter Meetup|What are Glitter Meetups]]
<p style="font-size:20px;> '''Time:''' 9am EST / 2pm UTC</p>
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* [[Community Updates|Notes from Past Glitter Meetups]]
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* [[Calendar of Events|Virtual Events Calendar]]
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* [[IFF Mattermost|Join the IFF Mattermost]]
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<p style="font-size:20px;> '''Topic:''' New Feminist Fund, the Numun Fund</p>
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Glitter Meetup is the weekly town hall of the Internet Freedom community at the IFF Square on the IFF Mattermost, at 9am EST / 2pm UTC. Do you need an invite? Learn how to get one [[IFF Mattermost|here]].
  
<p style="font-size:20px;> '''Featured Guest:''' Jac sm Kee
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=== Upcoming events ===
  
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@ March 30 | Q&A with Circumvention Lead at Tor About Snowflake
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https://digitalrights.formstack.com/forms/cks37
  
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@ March 31 | Latin America Monthly Meetup
== What ==
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https://internetfreedomfestival.org/wiki/index.php/Latin_American_Monthly_Meetups
  
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@ April 7 | Africa Meetup
Come and learn about Numun Fund, which funds feminist groups, organizations and networks led by women, non-binary and trans people. Specifically, the fund will seed and resource a growing ecosystem of feminist engagement with technology in order to support feminist tech infrastructure, build feminist resilience, foster feminist tech creativity and innovation. We will talking to featured speaker Jac sm Kee on:
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https://internetfreedomfestival.org/wiki/index.php/Africa_Monthly_Meetups
  
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@ April 8 | Glitter Meetup: Relaynet, a tool for Internet Blackouts
<p style="font-size:20px;> '''What the Numun Fund is aiming for''' </p>
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https://internetfreedomfestival.org/wiki/index.php/April_8_2021_GM
* Why this work and context is so important; what impact they hope to have in the ecosystem
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* '''Funding+ model:'''
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@ April 15 | MENA Meetup
A central value proposition of the Fund is to also support community and skills building - to resource movement work, and to create an open and shared platform for this work. I.e. the learning piece that is also important for advocating for more resources and investments in the feminist technology sector, as well as for the sector to best serve women’s rights organizing.
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https://internetfreedomfestival.org/wiki/index.php/MENA_Monthly_Meetups
  
* '''Mapping the landscape:'''
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=== Community Updates ===
A huge world out there not being funded; the impact it could have if it were.
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* The Glitter Meetup launches a new section, “The Accessibility Corner” where Karen Reilly, Accessibility Lead of Team CommUNITY will share knowledge regarding Accessibility each week.
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* [https://2020.internethealthreport.org/sounds/ Sounds of Mozilla’s Internet Health Report]
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* Access Now’s Report on [https://www.accessnow.org/cms/assets/uploads/2021/01/Access-Now-MENA-data-protection-report.pdf Data protection issues in the SWANA region, surveillance and Covid-19]
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* Great report by Pollicy on [http://pollicy.org/feministdata/  feminist data in sub-Saharan Africa]
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* Journalists digisec [https://cltc.berkeley.edu/journosec-guides/ guides'] comparative study
  
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=== Accessibility Corner ===
  
The Numun Fund will be led by a team of organizations and individuals located within different geographies with diverse expertise, including Majal.org, Whose Knowledge?, feminist tech activist Jac sm Kee, and housed in Women Win. A volunteer advisory committee will oversee the governance and awarding of grants. They fund feminist groups, organizations and networks led by women, non-binary and trans people.
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Accessibility Tip of the Week:
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* Alt text! It's a way to make your content accessible to people with low or no vision.
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* it's a short description that gets read out by text to voice software
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* It can also be helpful for people using mobile phones
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* Since folks can't see the images, then the alt text is a description of the image
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* It is useful too when you have low connectivity and images won't load
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* Alt text is also important when people post screenshots of text.  
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* Regine Gilbert is a professor who teaches accessible design, and her book has a chapter titled something like "If it's annoying, it's probably not accessible"
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* Accessibility testing is best when you involve people who use assistive tech like screen readers, but if you want to try a screen reader, Mac and iOS have VoiceOver built in, the accessibility settings in Android have a screen reader, [https://www.nvaccess.org/download/ NV Access] is open source software for Windows, and there's Orca for Linux.
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* It's a feature on many social networks, like [https://help.twitter.com/en/using-twitter/picture-descriptions Twitter]
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* Here's a resource about alt text: [https://webaim.org/techniques/alttext/ Webaim]
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ermXJBMmtk The Worst Autoloading Sound Ever] - The Media Show
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* Check [https://sozialhelden.github.io/a11yjson/2-who-uses-a11yjson/  JSON] for physical accessibility
  
Jac sm Kee is a feminist activist working at the intersection of internet technologies, social justice and collective power. Jac’s activism includes sexuality and gender justice, feminist movement building in a digital age, internet governance, digital rights, open culture and epistemic justice. Jac is located within these movements at hyper-local, networked and global levels. Amongst stuff Jac is proud of being part of, is co-founding the Take Back the Tech! collaborative global campaign on ending online gender-based violence, and stewarding the collaborative development of the Feminist Principles of the Internet. Jac is a founding member of the Malaysia Design Archive, co-director of Centre for Independent Journalism Malaysia, and is currently making into reality with co-dreamers - Numun Fund – the first fund on feminist tech in the global South.
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== Notes ==
  
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* We talked about our needs, and how are we feeling in the community
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* People need Job Fairs, career advice spaces, coaching spaces
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* We see that we work with many hats and it is difficult to focus on one area or set up a strategy to find a job
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* Organizations usually have job offers that would need three different professionals
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* Industry job definitions are so often not the same as NGO job definitions, and so going across that divide is hard.
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* [https://www.ridefreefearlessmoney.com/ Financial advice] for short-term contractors
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* [https://www.askamanager.org/topics Ask a Manager’s blog] for resume/cover letter advice

Latest revision as of 17:16, 25 March 2021

Glitter Meetups

Glitter Meetup is the weekly town hall of the Internet Freedom community at the IFF Square on the IFF Mattermost, at 9am EST / 2pm UTC. Do you need an invite? Learn how to get one here.

Upcoming events

@ March 30 | Q&A with Circumvention Lead at Tor About Snowflake https://digitalrights.formstack.com/forms/cks37

@ March 31 | Latin America Monthly Meetup https://internetfreedomfestival.org/wiki/index.php/Latin_American_Monthly_Meetups

@ April 7 | Africa Meetup https://internetfreedomfestival.org/wiki/index.php/Africa_Monthly_Meetups

@ April 8 | Glitter Meetup: Relaynet, a tool for Internet Blackouts https://internetfreedomfestival.org/wiki/index.php/April_8_2021_GM

@ April 15 | MENA Meetup https://internetfreedomfestival.org/wiki/index.php/MENA_Monthly_Meetups

Community Updates

Accessibility Corner

Accessibility Tip of the Week:

  • Alt text! It's a way to make your content accessible to people with low or no vision.
  • it's a short description that gets read out by text to voice software
  • It can also be helpful for people using mobile phones
  • Since folks can't see the images, then the alt text is a description of the image
  • It is useful too when you have low connectivity and images won't load
  • Alt text is also important when people post screenshots of text.
  • Regine Gilbert is a professor who teaches accessible design, and her book has a chapter titled something like "If it's annoying, it's probably not accessible"
  • Accessibility testing is best when you involve people who use assistive tech like screen readers, but if you want to try a screen reader, Mac and iOS have VoiceOver built in, the accessibility settings in Android have a screen reader, NV Access is open source software for Windows, and there's Orca for Linux.
  • It's a feature on many social networks, like Twitter
  • Here's a resource about alt text: Webaim
  • The Worst Autoloading Sound Ever - The Media Show
  • Check JSON for physical accessibility

Notes

  • We talked about our needs, and how are we feeling in the community
  • People need Job Fairs, career advice spaces, coaching spaces
  • We see that we work with many hats and it is difficult to focus on one area or set up a strategy to find a job
  • Organizations usually have job offers that would need three different professionals
  • Industry job definitions are so often not the same as NGO job definitions, and so going across that divide is hard.
  • Financial advice for short-term contractors
  • Ask a Manager’s blog for resume/cover letter advice