Women & Gender Studies Institute

MENA Women: From Street Protest to Online Activism

Please join the Women & Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto for a two-day International Conference on “MENA Women: From Street Protest to Online Activism”, March 22nd and 23rd, 2018. Scholars, academics, researchers, feminist activists, gender rights advocates, public intellectuals, and new media activists will come together to discuss and examine how women in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are making use of cyberspace and, in particular, social networking sites (SNS) to explore new possibilities of mass networking, to transform virtual sites into feminist spaces, and to fight against the increasing threats of surveillance and censorship. The conference is organised by Victoria Tahmasebi-Birgani, Assistant Professor of Women & Gender Studies at the University of Toronto, Canada. The conference is free and open to the public. All are welcome.
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Day 1
Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018
Time: 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Location: William Doo Auditorium
New College, University of Toronto, St George Campus
45 Willcocks, Toronto, ON M5S 2H3
Day 2
Date: Friday, March 23, 2018
Time: 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Location: The Council Chambers
(Room 3130 William G. Davis Building)
University of Toronto, Mississauga
3359 Mississauga Rd, Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6
Conference website: https://www.menawomenonlineactivism.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MENAWomenOnlineActivism/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MENAWomenConfer