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Thursday, October 22 • 10:00 - 10:30
How social justice initiatives can further Creative Commons

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Back in 2018, I made three Creative Commons-licensed documentaries for National Geographic on three endangered languages, including the Kusunda language that is down to just one fluent native speaker. Later I took up a year-long fellowship at Yoti in 2019 to produce a documentary and other multimedia reports (all CC-licensed) focusing on digital identity of marginalized communities in India (social justice and digital rights issues). When all of these paid opportunities resulted in contributions to CC, it is not the same for many other social justice researchers. In this session I will discuss how social justice researchers and rights advocate initiatives can find common grounds to contribute to CC?

⏯ I will also screen a trailer of Gyani Maiya, a documentary on the Kusunda-language elder Gyani Maiya Sen-Kusunda
  • OpenSpeaks: a toolkit to document languages, especially indigenous and endangered languages.
  • [Shared during a session by Prof. Dr. Matthew Rimmer] relevant topics:  international law and Indigenous rights -- the links between languages, educations, and culture. Also see: UNDRIP - UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples - Article 13 . 1. "Indigenous peoples have the right to revitalize, use, develop and transmit to future genera tions their histories, languages, oral traditions, philosophies, writing systems and literatures, and to designate and retain their own names for communities, places and persons"; Article 14 1. "Indigenous peoples have the right to establish and control their educational systems and institutions providing education in their own languages"; Article 16 1. "Indigenous peoples have the right to establish their own media in their own languages and to have access to all forms of non-indigenous media without discrimination"
  • (Shared by Dr. Matthew Rimmer) In Australia, AIATSIS - an Indigenous research institution is leading the efforts to record and revive Indigenous languages https://aiatsis.gov.au/languages-aiatsis

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Subhashish Panigrahi

Founder, OpenSpeaks, O Foundation (OFDN)
Open culture advocate and documentary filmmaker. 

Thursday October 22, 2020 10:00 - 10:30 UTC