Digital Grassroots has been part of the Mozilla Community since 2018. This year, we are excited that co-Founder and Global Lead Uffa Modey is a Mozilla Festival Wrangler in the Global Culture and Heritage space. Our Founder and Chief Strategist, Esther Mwema is a Mozilla Festival Ambassador and is also wrangling the AI Wellness Space. We are eager to have our community join as facilitators in the first ever Virtual Mozilla Festival taking place in March 2021.
The Mozilla Festival 2021 Call for Proposals is now open. MozFest is looking for incredible, participatory, accessible, and inclusive sessions about #trustworthyAI and other topics! MozFest is co-designed with the community, welcoming sessions on a wide range of topics relevant to trustworthy AI and the internet health movement. MozFest harnesses the collective power of unexpected partnerships — from analog artists and public interest technologists to policymakers and queer activists — to creatively disrupt the status quo and reframe and reimagine our online world.
Whether your session application consists of digital storytelling, lecture series, AI workshops, community-centred think tanks, or a combination or none of these, we are looking to work with individuals and groups who are critically exploring issues around the development and implementation of AI.
Anyone can submit a session – you don’t need any particular expertise, just a great project or idea and the desire to collaborate and learn from festival participants. Since it’s online this year, we’re especially eager to see session proposals from those that haven’t been able to attend in year’s past due to travel restrictions. We have some tips on how to design your inclusive and engaging session.
If you or someone you know is interested in leading a session at MozFest next year in March 2021, you can submit your session idea here! The deadline is November 23, 2020. You are also invited to contribute to 6 Trustworthy AI Projects here. We look forward to having you be part of the #InternetHealth movement.