CENTERING THE MARGINS IN DIGITAL SPACES

What does it even mean to create "safe space" in digital? In 2018, is creating safe space online even possible?  

Spoiler alert--it is possible if you make intentional decisions about centering marginalized people in your work. During this breakout session, learn how to move your company or organization from symbolic commitments to diversity to action-oriented plans for equitable content creation. You'll learn four ways to center marginalized people in your digital spaces and why this commitment is essential for your brand to be truly socially responsible.

After this session:

  • You will know how to talk to stakeholders about why equity matters in your digital environments.
  • You will be able to identify concrete ways to center marginalized communities in your work.
  • You will have a better understanding about how bias informs content creation.

Marchaé Grair is a freedom fighter and writer. She is currently the Director of Public Relations and Outreach at the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), a progressive faith movement. Marchaé provides thought leadership about communicating in more inclusive ways as the UUA confronts systemic white supremacy in its organizational change work.

In her previous role, Marchaé was the Digital Content Manager at the United Church of Christ. While there, she blended her love of spiritual contemplation and justice-seeking as an editor and contributor to "Rise Up: Spirituality for Resistance," a book of spiritual reflections for justice advocates. She is also currently studying to become a spiritual director at Still Harbor in Massachusetts.

 

Marchae Grair