Anita Sarkeesian and LEIA – games, women and making a difference

By on June 18, 2019

A unique chance to listen to a legend and true inspiration for women and feminists in gaming: Anita Sarkeesian, organized by Sverok’s LEIA. The theme of the evening is games, feminism and making a difference. The event will be in English.

Stream
The event will also be live streamed on Twitch with the help of SverokTV. You can also follow the stream on site! The link to the stream is:
twitch.com/sveroktv

Love Bomb Exhibtion
We are trying to show what Anita and feminism meant to the nordic gaming community with a ”Love bomb”, where we will collect accounts from feminists in gaming all over Sweden. This will all be collected into an exhibition and shown at the event. Be a part of it as well!: https://forms.gle/ohv3kpdQMxfyuRrm6

Hosts
The event is hosted by LEIA, a mentorship program and network for women in the gaming community and a part of the Swedish gaming federation, Sverok – Spelhobbyförbundet, together with the district Sverok Stockholm-Gotland, the learning organization Studiefrämjandet Stockholms Län and Internetstiftelsen (the internet foundation). We are all very proud to host this event with Anita.

Anita Sarkeesian
Anita Sarkeesian is a feminist media critic and creator of Feminist Frequency, a website hosting videos and commentaries on women in popular culture. She rose to fame with her web series ”Tropes vs. Women in Video Games”, where she analyzed how women were portrayed in video games.

The event Anita Sarkeesian and LEIA – games, women and making a difference will be held at Goto 10 on Monday 24 June 2019.

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Schedule

17:00 – 18:00
The doors open and visitors can view the “Love Bomb” exhibition, personal stories of feminism in the gaming community.

17:30 – 17:50
Presentation with selected personal stories of the changes that can be made to the gaming community on a bigger level.

18:00 – 19:00
One-on-one talk with Anita about gaming, feminism and making a difference. Moderated by Linnea Risinger.

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