Speaker at library conference about freedom of speech and democracy
Brrrrrrrr… Some days ago I was visiting the north of Sweden in the wonderful city Umeå. I was one of the speaker at a library conference. Of course my theme and focus was social medias opportunities and how social media can be a tool for democracy. I think that the Swedish library law paragraph 2 says it all and connects the way libraries should be, how I see internet (translated from Swedish to English):
All publicly funded libraries under the Library Act (2013: 801) has a common purpose described in § 2.
2 § The libraries in the public library system will work for the democratic development of society by contributing to the dissemination of knowledge and freedom of opinion. The libraries in the public library system has to promote the position of literature and interest in education, information, research and cultural activities in general. Librarianship will be available to all.
I was invited by Umeås stadsbibliotek and at the evening I had a lecture where The Museum of Women´s History in Umeå invited me to speak. I also got invited by P4 Västerbotten, a radio program to talk about my work.
I would once again say thanks for inviting me to your wonderful city and thank you for the lovely meetings and conversations! Umeå, I hope to see you soon again! 🙂
”Felicia’s lecture was memorable, inspiring and encouraging. She presents exciting methods on how to use social media, to change stereotypes and dull objectification of girls. Simple and fun tools to make the world better and people friendlier.”