EFECT (Experiments in Feminist Ethical Collaborative Technologies)

EFECT is an experiment in university-community based collaboration. The project sought to understand and address the root causes preventing equitable access to ICT/M jobs by racialized folks in Canada. Together we used feminist and anti-oppression approaches to collaborate, share knowledges, train each other, and ultimately produce training tools (a book and podcast series, as well as a comprehensive annotated bibliography of references) for community based education to train youth in critical race theory, online safety and digital literacy to redress key barriers. 

EFECT Logo showing a book with a pencil over it, a speech bubble and a smartphone

The Critical Digital and Media Literacy Workbook

Gardner, P. & Stein, S. (Eds.) (2021). The Critical Digital and Media Literacy Workbook: Feminist, critical race and anti–colonial pedagogy for social change. Self-published: http://efect.ca

Below is a selected workshop from the The Critical Digital and Media Literacy Workbook, for more please see http://efect.ca

Podcasts

Messy Spaces – Conversations about Academic-Community Collaboration Podcast Series, a project of the EFECT network.
Series of 6 podcast dialogues; 40 minutes each. http://efect.ca/

Producer, Director: Paula Gardner
Series Production Lead and Editor: Stephen Surlin

Additional Producer, Directors:

Feminist Collaboration Across Sectors: tl cowan, Kendra Cowley and Awo Abokor
Creating Curriculum to Combat Campus Rape Culture – Director & Creative Producers: Carrie Rentschler and Eric Craven

This podcast series is entitled Messy Spaces: Conversations about Academic-Community Collaboration. The series is a product of the EFECT project— Ethical Feminist Experiments in Collaborative Technologies and Techniques, Ontario, funded by SSHRC, Canada. The 6 podcast dialogues discuss our university-community efforts to co-create curriculum on digital literacy, online safety and gender based violence. The pods present diverse points of view of faculty, organization staff and students, including insights into the experience of radicalized youth working with our team, barriers and opportunities to engagement, and detailed examples of our attempts to engage in ethical collaboration in these projects. The pods are roughly 40 minutes each. More information can be found at http://efect.ca

Writing

Gardner, P. & Stein, S. (Eds.) (2021). The Critical Digital and Media Literacy Workbook: Feminist, critical race and anti–colonial pedagogy for social change. Self-published: http://efect.ca/