Today’s children are growing up in an increasingly digital world. In any scenario, safety of children should be of utmost priority. How can children be adequately protected amid a complex and constantly shifting cyberspace?
To know more, join us at the screening of Our Kids Online: Porn, Predators & How to Keep Them Safe, followed by an open discussion. It will be facilitated by social activist and master’s student Rafaela Diaz-Byers Lee. As the guest speaker, we shall have Indra Kubicek, President of Digital Moment. We shall also hear from Michelle Abel, the founder of Bride2Future and a survivor of familial trafficking and abuse
This event is a part of a weeklong spotlight event series by public scholar and doctoral candidate Azfar Adib, to mark World Children’s Day. The screening will be in-person only.
How can you participate? Join us in person or online by registering for the Zoom Meeting or watching live on YouTube.
Indra Kubicek is the President & CFO of Digital Moment, an award-winning Canadian charity mobilizing communities to build a better future through digital education. Indra is passionate that digital skills education must be inclusive and equitable and that youth voices are imperative in the conversations around technology, specifically around Artificial Intelligence. She believes strongly in the use of innovative technology to solve the world’s most challenging social issues. Her interest in the digital skills movement was sparked by the realization that our education systems were not preparing youth for the digital future. Prior to joining Digital Moment, she built an international program at the Raspberry Pi Foundation to enhance and democratize digital skills for youth around the world. Before moving into the social sector, she began her career as a Chartered Accountant in Vancouver and then moved to London, UK where she worked in finance & risk management.
Indra holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, a Masters of Professional Accounting, a Masters of Public Policy. She also has certifications in Social Entrepreneurship from INSEAD and Impact Management & Measurement from Oxford. She sits on the Boards of Start-Up Montreal and Accelerate 2030 and is an advisor to Mila’s StartUp Committee.
Michelle Abel is the founder of “Bridge2Future”, a non - profit whose primary mission is research, advocacy and policy advice against generational trauma, intimate partner violence and commercial sexual of women and children. Michelle ispersonally a survivor of familial trafficking and abuse. She has been providing direct support to victims-survivors and facilitating training on familial trafficking. She is a staunch advocate for the exploited and marginalized ones. Michelle has submitted briefs on this issue to different committees in the Canadian House of Commons, United Kingdom House of Commons and the United States Congress.
Rafaela Diaz-Byers Lee
Rafaela is currently in the second year of her Masters in Drama Therapy at Concordia University, where she is passionately immersing herself in the realm of creative arts therapies. Rafaela has an interest in social activism, having founded a campaign in 2020, Arrêter Exploitation Hub, that fights against sexual exploitation, and hopes to provide clients with a nurturing space that promotes meaningful, transformative change. Away from her academic and social justice pursuits, you’ll often find her strumming melodies on her guitar, engrossed in a good book, or having a picnic with friends.
Azfar Adib is a public scholar and doctoral candidate in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Concordia University. His doctoral research is focused on anonymous age verification, on which he also has been regularly writing and speaking to create general awareness. Azfar holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering and an MBA, followed by a professional experience of over 8 years in the ICT industry. Azfar is passionate about empowering people toward excellence through different endeavors.