From the Editors
Arab Feminst Knowledge Production Meeting
27-31 July 2012
What are We Calling for Exactly?
Young women activist, writers, and feminists have been setting up alternative electronic media websites/blogs to provide more critical coverage and points of views on various issues in the Arab region, including gender issues, Islamophobia, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, as well as the recent uprisings in the region.
Many of these websites, journals, and even blogs do not have the space to reflect on the work that they are producing, especially regarding language, access, responsible publishing, privilege, and honest representation.
What are the common criteria among these different actors, and what are the challenges? How is this work complementary and how is not? How do these actors understand their role in re-narrating a different present? How do they understand their impact on activism in the region?
The event aims to provide the space and time for people to reflect and try to answer these questions. We will also put together a resource document about how forms of knowledge are manipulated by regimes (social, political, and economic regimes), and how we can challenge them and present forms of knowledge of our own, that reflect more honestly the complex and sometimes conflicting realities of our lives and the forces that are affecting us.
Sawt Al-Niswa is calling forth knowledge producers from the region to come together and think about vital question regarding their work and knowledge they are producing.
Who Can Apply?
Young feminist writers, bloggers, artist and feminist and women’s rights groups across the region, that are involved in production arab feminist knowledge in all its form ( books, blogs, films and media).
How to Apply?
Please apply by sending us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) telling us about your work, media/blog, and what will you offer to the meeting (e.g., a session, a workshop, translation, or helping to organize the final document, translation)
Email us at email@example.com
If you prefer, email your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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