Moya Bailey of Emory University and the Crunk Feminist Collective
Bailey will discuss social justice activism through online media platforms.
Art Exhibit Room, Macmillan Hall
Blogger and activist Moya Bailey will give a talk titled “Digital Alchemy: Women of Color’s Trans*formative Social Justice Media Magic” at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, September 20 in the Art Exhibit Room of Macmillan Hall.
Bailey's talk will explore the ways that gender-marginalized folks of color have refashioned existing social media platforms like Youtube, Twitter, and Tumblr to create change; and how innovative web series, projects and initiatives have grown out of the rapidly shifting digital ecosystem.
A graduate fellow in the Digital Scholarship Commons at Emory University, Bailey explores critical race, feminist, and disability studies. As a blogger and digital alchemist for the Crunk Feminist Collective, she frequently writes about the ways that race, gender, and sexuality are represented in media and medicine. She is the founder and co-conspirator of Quirky Black Girls and is a member of the Southeastern Women’s Studies Association and National Women’s Studies Association.
This event is sponsored by the women's and gender studies program, the Social Science Colloquium and the social and economic justice minor.