August 9, 2019 1:00 pm - August 9, 2019 2:00 pm
Asia and the Pacific | India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Morocco | Bhubaneswar | https://theofdn.org/activities/marginalized-community-council
The O Foundation (OFDN), an Indian nonprofit with pioneering work on building open resources and communities for addressing some of the most vital marginalized issues, is establishing an online working group called Marginalized Community Council with the following goals —
- Discuss about the common issues that are a hindrance to digital activism in marginalized languages (indigenous, endangered and other underrepresented languages)
- Identify areas that need immediate intervention and key stakeholders who could contribute in bridging those gaps
- Publish recommendations to address these common issues
- Contribute towards similar initiatives around the world including the UN/UN-affiliated campaigns like 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages (IYIL)
The event will be inaugurated on August 9, 2019 with about 15 initial members. The membership is open to the key stakeholders who are involved in the conservation and growth of marginalized groups (speakers of indigenous and endangered languages and those who are otherwise marginalized) using technology.