Re: we want YOU
My name is Vedran Vucic and I am President of the Board of the Linux Center
which is NGO dedicated to the promotion of free software in Serbia and
Montenegro. We would like to organize seminar for 10 Romani women that would
like to use computers in order to improve chances for employemt and successfull
particpation in Romani NGOs. Since Roma people are oftenly very much neglected
community in many countries we decided to help them a lot. We have localized
already some educational software packages in KDE. If there is anypne who
liek to join us or help please let me know. However, if there are possibilites
for wider action we are ready for that.:-)
With best wishes,
Quoting Biella Coleman <email@example.com>:
> Hi D-W
> This may be of interest to some of you!
> Anna wrote:
> > hi,
> > indymedia isn't know for being especially strong on the feminist side.
> > actually (media) activism, technology and feminism is a combination of
> > things that often don't go together well.
> > on the other side we have in the international indymedia network a group
> > of women who work together more or less closely for years, stretched
> > over several continents (mostly from the north and west, admittedly).
> > we have dreamt of having an indymedia women website for years. we have
> > started doing it several times. we got stuck in the preparations every
> > time. my assumption is that indymedia is a project for people who like
> > doing things rather than writing mission statement.
> > this time we're going to do it differently: we want to start working on
> > the project right away, and deal with the problems as they come. we want
> > to build a test site as soon as possible and just start doing what we
> > desire:
> > - write
> > - collect articles
> > - reach out to other women's projects to tell us about their latest action
> > - publish pictures
> > - translate
> > - include as many feeds from other feminist sites as we can find
> > - edit newsletters with a cool mix of articles about FLOSS, indian women
> > against dams, latest attacks on reproductive rights
> > - do radio shows and make sure they're broadcast all over the globe
> > - share tech knowledge on irc
> > - and and and
> > whenever i talk to women at either women or tech events the reactions
> > generally are something like this: YES! DO IT!
> > and so we do now. and we want you. we need help with every possible
> > thing like
> > - system set-up
> > - site design
> > - teaching to use technology so that an international network of women
> > can find ways to communicate without frustration
> > - translations
> > - getting us in touch with your local group of computer-addicted girls
> > - getting us in touch with women especially from africa, asia and
> > eastern europe. and oceania. and more from latin america.
> > - all of the list above
> > - share experiences how to deal with male techies/activists who feel
> > excluded
> > - your view about pornography
> > - your idea about what it should be
> > we haven't developed clear ways of how to get in touch.
> > firstname.lastname@example.org is the list where we communicate and we
> > will need a contact address soon. at the moment it's a closed list
> > because it is the only women-only space we have, but we'll find
> > something else soon. join #womyn at irc.indymedia.org to get in touch or
> > write to the list or me and i'll forward it.
> > talk to you soon!
> > Anna
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