The Axworthy Distinguished Lecture Series on Social Justice and the Public Good is pleased to announce its next speaker, Anita Sarkeesian, on November 16, 2018.
Date: November 16, 2018
Time: Doors open at 6:00 pm. Lecture begins at 7:00 pm. Meet & Greet begins at 9:00 pm.
Location: Riddell Hall, University of Winnipeg
Tickets: General seating to this event is free, but attendees must preregister online in order to attend. In support of the series, a limited amount of reserved VIP seating is available for a contribution or $25. Attendance to a closed-door Meet & Greet session following the lecture (reserved seating included) is also available for a contribution of $100. Please support the series! (If you are on a smartphone, please scroll to the bottom of this page for these ticket options)
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Anita Sarkeesian is a renowned media critic and the creator of Feminist Frequency, a podcast and video web series that explores the representations of women in pop culture. Her work focuses on deconstructing the stereotypes and tropes associated with women in popular culture as well as highlighting issues surrounding the targeted harassment of women in online and gaming spaces.
The first versions of Feminist Frequency, Tropes vs Women in Video Games, were entirely crowd-funded and have been viewed millions of times, engaging people with the challenges and critiques she raises. The series resulted in a coordinated harassment campaign known as Gamergate, a campaign that exemplifies many of the struggles women continue to face in the fight for equality in the social media landscape. Her videos continue to be freely available via the Feminist Frequency YouTube channel and widely serve as educational tools in high school and university classrooms.
Anita lectures and presents at universities, conferences and game development studios internationally. She has been interviewed and featured in publications such as Forbes, Wired, The Guardian, The Globe and Mail, VICE News, and The New York Times. In 2015, Sarkessian made the list of Time Magazine’s most influential people in the world.
In October 2018, Anita will release her new book, co-authored with Ebony Adams, HISTORY VS. WOMEN: The Defiant Lives That They Don't Want You To Know (Feiwel & Friends, MacMillan Publishers).
Her presentation is part of the Axworthy Distinguished Lecture Series on Social Justice and the Public Good.
Founded in 2015 The Axworthy Distinguished Lecture Series on Social Justice and the Public Good invites front ranking researchers, social commentators and political leaders to the University of Winnipeg to deliver free lectures open to the public. Axworthy Distinguished Lecturers bring interdisciplinary perspectives on social justice issues regarding gender, sexuality, religion and secularism, Indigeneity, language, ethnicity and race, ecology and economy. Lectures are made possible by the generosity of donors, faculty and alumni.
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