BCSTH is launching a new Tech Safety Project, funded by a MPSSG CFO grant, “Tech Without Violence in Rural and Remote BC”. The new project responds to reported gaps in technology literacy for anti-violence workers and program-users in rural, remote, and Indigenous (RRI) communities. The project will partner with technology and digital literacy experts, and work with an advisory committee of members to produce BC based digital literacy resources that are culturally safe, trauma informed, suited to the specific needs of anti-violence workers, Indigenous and racialized women, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people accessing support services in RRI communities. Over the next year, BCSTH will develop free on demand digital literacy resources and a library of short videos modeled after the WESNET Australia’s Safety Net Project.
The Project Coordinator is Róisín Cahill, a recent UBC graduate who worked with BCSTH’s Tech Safety Project last summer as a Loran Scholar Summer Placement working on connectivity and technology facilitated violence research. BCSTH is thrilled to have Róisín’s expertise and scholarship leading this project. Róisín is originally from Edmonton on Treaty 6 territory, but moved West for university and has been enjoying the beautiful Coast since then. She is interested in learning more about climate justice and public well-being work in BC and beyond, and in her spare time enjoys baking, listening to music, and the beach. Róisín can be reached at email@example.com and Amy, firstname.lastname@example.org, will also be supporting the project. Stay tuned for project updates!