MozFest is all about community.
We gather, online and in person (when we can) to connect, collaborate, and make positive change in our digital world. We are human rights and digital activists, artists, technologists, teachers, and students with a single mission: a better, healthier, internet.
After an incredible MozFest 2021 that was 100% online for the first-time ever, we didn’t want to stop the amazing conversations that were sparked from immersive sessions, creative zoom experiences, and digital “hallway” conversations. So we launched MozFest Community Fridays, a Twitter celebration of the people and projects that inspire and motivate us to keep building, creating, talking, and acting on the work that happened in March.
Throughout May, June, and into July, MozFest invited 14 people from around the world to host conversations from our Twitter account about the topics that matter most to them and their community. They raised awareness, asked thought-provoking questions, and provided ways for us to get involved. Here is a snapshot of the hosts and their topics, and links to the archived conversations.
MozFest Community Fridays in May
- May 7 Uchi Uchibeke on Inclusive Digital Identity and Self-sovereignty | View the Twitter Moment
- May 14 Renata Avila on AI Feminism across regions and the A+ Alliance
- May 21 Rin Oliver on Digital Spaces for the Neurodiverse | View the Twitter Moment
- May 28 Mai Ishikawa Sutton on Digital Commons and COMPOST magazine | View the Twitter Moment
MozFest Community Fridays in June
- June 4 Marwa Fatafta on Digital Apartheid | View the Twitter Moment
- June 11 Pepe Borrás and Ahmad Ahmadian on Beyond Connectivity: Building Digital Public Resources for Online and Offline Communities | View the Twitter Moment
- June 18 Vidushi Marda on Debiasing is not the solution | View the Twitter Moment
- June 25 Elizabeth M. Adams and Honq Qu on AI Ethics in Government | View the Twitter Moment
MozFest Community Fridays in July
- July 2 Amy Studdart on Public Interest AI | View the Twitter Moment
- July 9 Hillary Juma, Mozilla Nederland, and Francis Tyers on Democratizing Voice Technology | View the Twitter Moment
MozFest isn’t just a once-a-year event. It’s a year-round community that regularly connects and takes positive action in our local communities around the world. Will you join us?
- Inspiring conversations are always happening on slack! mozillafestival.org/slack (must be over the age of 16 to join)
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About the Author
Kristina Gorr serves the internet health movement as Communications Manager for MozFest through using her passion for writing to raise awareness and uplift opportunities for others to get involved in critical conversations about web literacy, digital inclusion, privacy and security, and openness, to name a few. Her littles ones are always around, so be sure to say hi when they pop on the screen.
MozFest is part art, tech and society convening, part maker festival, and the premiere gathering for activists in diverse global movements fighting for a more humane digital world. To learn more, visit www.mozillafestival.org.
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