Data & Society Research Institute Welcome Wednesday 3/11

Welcome Wednesdays is a series of evening, salon style gatherings for members of the Data & Society community to socialize, network, and share ideas.


On March 11th, 2020, filmmaker Ruchika Muchhala and Executive Producer, Karen Proctor, will be presenting their film project; Food for Thought: A Path to Food Security in Newark, NJ as a case study in the practice of participatory design research and data gathering. The film was made for RWJBarnabas Health in New Jersey and previously screened at EPIC2019.

This event is hosted by Director of Research, Sareeta Amrute

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Citizen Journalism Workshop at Bay Street Film Festival (Canada)

Introduced by Dr. Steven Jobbitt, in this workshop Ruchika Muchhala, director of Beyond Bollywood, will lead participants in creating conversation and the transmedia element for stories and exploring what is citizen journalism. Building on her experience with Video Volunteers, WITNESS, Women Aloud Video Empowerment and other organizations she will discuss how to train and strategize distribution for community-made media.

See more at The Lakehead University’s website here