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Challenging Sexism and Misogyny in the Open Mapping Ecosystem

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
In honor of Moya Bailey, who coined misogynoir.

26th March 2021 6:00 – 16:00

Webinar mini-series on 26 March 2021 at 06:00 & 16:00 UTC (to accommodate different timezones).


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Earlier Block: 06:00 UTC Moderator: Leigh Lunas (GeoladiesPH / Drone Pilot) Panel: Violaine Doutreleau from OSM Tahiti / À Vos Cartes / Oceania, French Polynesia; Aishworya Shrestha from OSM Nepal / Kathmandu Living Labs; Laura Mugeha from OSM Kenya / Youthmappers

Later Block: 16:00 UTC Moderator: Catherine D’Ignazio, Director of Data + Feminism Lab at MIT Panel: Tshedy Thobei from MapLesotho; Nathalie Sidibe from OSM Mali;  Celine Joaquin @mapeadora from Geochicas


Sexism [ˈsekˌsizəm]: prejudice or discrimination based on a person's sex or gender

Misogyny (/mɪˈsɒdʒɪni/): the hatred of, contempt for, or prejudice against women or girls.

Join our webinar to hear from a diverse panel of people who identify as women from the Open Mapping ecosystem as they discuss the current state of sexism and misogyny within the map and associated communities, as well as how we all can become more anti-sexist and anti-misogynistic.

The first hour of the session will be dedicated to the discussion between the moderator and panelists, with some opportunity for questions from participants. During the final 30 minutes, participants will be invited to join small breakout rooms for continued discussion that invites everyone to share their experiences, concerns, and ideas verbally or through the chat.