Virtual Feminism and Environmental Triage (webcast)

Aviva Rahmani is joined by Amanda Parmer, artist, writer, curator and founder of PARMER, living in Brooklyn NY, Dr. Nancy Rabalais, Marine Ecologist, 2012 MacArthur Fellow and Executive Director and Professor at Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, Chauvin, LA, Eugenio Tisselli, an artist and programmer from Mexico and Dr. Eugene Turner. Participants discuss leveraging social media, the benefits of connecting people virtually while cautioning that virtual meetings should not replace face to face meetings (when geographically possible). Eugenio describes a project he did with Tanzanian farmers using mobile phones. The project started as a way to document local effects of climate change but the farmers (on their own) started sharing local farming knowledge and eventually asked to be connected with other farmers in Zanzibar and Tanzania that they could not meet with face to face.

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