This Friday, May 1, Dr. Lisa Nakamura will be visiting LaGuardia Community College to present on “Gamergate” and issues related to racism and sexism in game culture.
* Presenter: Dr. Lisa Nakamura, University of Michigan
* Date/time: Friday 1st May, 10:30-11:30am
* Title: “Racism, Sexism, and Gaming’s Cruel Optimism: Analyzing Social Justice Strategies that Address Gamergate”
* Description: In 2014 video game culture was rocked by a major scandal — Gamergate — that highlighted its problems with sexism and racism. Women and players of color must negotiate intense and sometimes-painful attachments to a dream of equality and respect earned through “good play” both within and without games. This presentation will analyze social justice strategies for addressing racism and sexism within gaming culture.
Space is limited, RSVP here.