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Margery Somers Foster Center
The MSF Center is a unit of Rutgers University Libraries dedicated to developing co-curricular initiatives on
visual technology and networked culture. The co-curricular programs promote expressive communication through the
use of multimedia, while challenging Rutgers students to engage critically with structures of inequality grounded
in alternative accounts of race, gender, class, sexuality, religion, and nationality. In pursuit of this mission,
the MSF Center works toward the following goals:
- Develop students' multimedia skills;
- Expand students' capacities to critically engage intersections of digital technology and politics of visuality;
- Serve as a hub for information dissemination and collaborative learning in socially transformative media; and
- Spark and support students' creative excellence with innitiatives, such as the annual Margery Somers Foster Undergraduate Multimedia Award.
The West Room of Mabel Smith Douglass Library
Digitizing Activism: the Visual Culture of Transnational Feminism
- Charlotte Bunch, Women's and Gender Studies, Rutgers University
- Britney Cooper, Women's and Gender Studies and Africana Studies, Rutgers University
- Kayo Denda, Margery Somers Foster Center, Rutgers University Libraries
- Mary Hawkesworth, Political Science and Women's and Gender Studies, Rutgers University
The panelists will highlight how the visual culture of feminist activism across borders affect community engagement and
political involvement. The event was inspired by the award winning Center for Women's Global Leadership's Poster
Collection, a project coordinated by the Rutgers University Libraries, in collaboration with the Department of Women's
and Gender Studies and the Center for Women's Global Leadership (CWGL), both of the School of Arts and Sciences.
Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Time: Reception at 4PM
Panel Discussion at 4:30PM
Location: Alexander Library, 4th floor
Teleconference Lecture Hall
College Avenue Campus
169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Center for Women's Global Leadership, School of Arts and Sciences
Margery Somers Foster Center, Rutgers University Libraries
This program is made possible by generous support of the Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA
Centers), Technology Without Borders Technology Across Borders - Citizenship and Social Responsibility Global Initiative,
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.
Margery Somers Foster Undergraduate Multimedia Award
Congratulations to the 2012 winning projects!
- Rebecca Granet, for her project "Answering the Call," a documentary based on an interview with Billie Jean King.
- Tamiyah Yancey, for her project "Teagan Marie" that focuses on her biracial niece.
- Colleen Pictor, for her project "Becoming Gipsy: Performed misrepresentations of Romani people."
- Juliana Abdallah, Lauren Mateo, Sabell Mena, and Sarah Stern for their project "Standing-up Against Bullying."
Please see the news story
Libraries present undergraduate multimedia awards; Wed. April 18th for more coverage of the 2012 awards.
- CWGL Poster Collection
- The project won the 2012 ACRL WGSS Significant Achievement Award in Women's Studies Librarianship.
For more information see this article.
- The Feminist Art Project
- The Feminist Art Project is a national initiative from 2006-2009 and beyond, based
at the Foster Center, that celebrate women's contributions to the visual arts and the
Feminist Art Movement.
- The New Jersey Women's History Website
- A resource for students, teachers, and all interested people who want to know
more about the history of New Jersey women.
- New Media and Gender at Rutgers: Transcending the Digital Divide and Building Young Women's Capabilities.
- The Margery Foster Center initiatives were highlighted in this
poster presented at the 2011
New Media Consortium Annual Conference.
Won the Best of NMC Award.
See the RU Libraries News and Events story.
- Women Artists Archives National Directory (WAAND)
WAAND, The Women Artists Archives National Directory, is an innovative online directory to U.S. archival
collections of primary source materials by and about women visual artists and women artists'
organizations active in the U.S. since 1945.
- Visit to Seabrook Video
- Captures the visit of 54 Rutgers faculty and students to Seabrook Educational and Cultural Center, Seabrook, NJ.
- Women In Leadership Database (WILD)
- A browsable and searchable database of information on women in the field of leadership.