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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 here.

Date: March 25

Time: 9am EST / 2pm UTC

Topic: New Feminist Fund, the Numun Fund

Featured Guest: Jac sm Kee .

What

. . 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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  • What the Numun Fund is aiming for Why this work and context is so important; what impact they hope to have in the ecosystem

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  • Funding+ model: 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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  • Mapping the landscape: A huge world out there not being funded; the impact it could have if it were.


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.

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.