Building Digital Resilience Workshop
Tuesday February 19, 2019
1:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Boardroom at the Public Policy Forum
1400-130 Albert St. Ottawa
Seyi Akiwowo, Founder and Executive Director of Glitch, is offering a workshop on how to build digital resilience. Hosted at PPF, the two and a half hour-long session will cover three components of digital resilience:
- Knowing Your Digital Rights
Users need to know their rights on each platform and the best ways to enact them. She’ll tell participants how to contact support and what to do beyond logging a complaint on Twitter if the harassment continues.
- Digital Self-Defence
Users can protect themselves upfront which is the best way to ward off the worst. Stats show that women are 27 times more likely to be harassed online, making it all the more important for women in the public sphere to be prepared.
- Digital Self-Care
Participants will learn how to set and stick to personal digital boundaries to allow for a flourishing online presence centred around self-care and wellbeing.
This initiative is intended to be an interactive and solutions-focused session where participants will take home practical tools and ideas following the roundtable event in the morning.
The Digital Resilience workshop is tailored to women either in or thinking about stepping into leadership, public appointments, all forms of public life and activism, who wish to have an online presence that will be a positive force to help them achieve their goals.
Based in the U.K., Glitch is growing not-for-profit advocacy, campaigning and training organisation aims to end online abuse.
Seyi Akiwowo (Shay-ee Aki-wo-wo) was elected as the youngest black female Councillor in East London at age 23. She is a graduate from the London School of Economics, a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and recently became a Fellow of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship. In August 2018, Seyi was name Stylist Magazine’s Woman of the Week and her many achievements have been captured in books such as Slay in Your Lane and Misogynation. Seyi is Amnesty International’s 2018 Human Rights Defender and is part of the #ToxicTwitter campaign to end online abuse against women.
Seyi is the Founder and Executive Director of Glitch, a growing not-for-profit advocacy, campaigning and training organisation that aims to end online abuse. Seyi has published several reports, spoken on various news outlets including BBC Radio London and Sky News. Seyi has spoken all over the world including Washington DC, Istanbul and Geneva. Seyi was invited back to Geneva to present at the 38th United Nations Human Rights Council on online-gender based violence.