Women and Girls Lead
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9:30 am, 10:30 am, Tuesday, Feb. 22 De Anza College, Admin 109, Administration Building* (center of campus) 21250 Stevens Creek Boulevard, Cupertino, CA ( map ) Noted game developer Susana Ruiz and Take Action Games (TAG) create games as Finding Zoe , Darfur is Dying , and In the Balance , an ongoing trans-media project. TAG is also wrapping up a quiz-based game for the United Nations Development Fund for Women. Ruiz and TAG worked with Toronto’s METRAC (Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children) to create Finding Zoe.
Susana Ruiz is a media artist, designer and doctoral candidate at the University of Southern California focused on the areas of design and social justice, digital media and learning, and games and art practice. Ruiz is co-founder of Take Action Games, a collaborative design studio specializing in games for change. Ruiz is currently working with the Independent Television Service (ITVS) on their Women and Girls Lead Initiative, and is a Games For Change advisory board member. TAG is an award winning design studio specializing in games that traverse the intersections of art, activism, ethics and documentary. TAG’s philosophy is rooted in creating experiences that encompass the personal stories of individuals combined with the unique affordance of games to model broader historical, political, and societal systems.
Women and girls everywhere are stepping into leadership roles, working to improve their communities, and innovating in science, the arts, business, and governance. Yet there is still much to do to deliver on the promise of equal access, justice, and opportunity for women and girls worldwide. Women and Girls Lead is a strategic media campaign to support and sustain a growing movement to empower them, their communities, and future generations. Learn More