In the final weeks before MozFest, we’re continuing our “Wrangler Round-Up” Series, where we get to know a few of the community volunteers (aka Wranglers) who are co-designing the 2019 Festival. In this very busy week, we’re chatting with Pablo Aguilera, wrangler in the Queering space. Pablo is based in Mexico City and currently focused on advocating and researching the impact of AI, censorship, and surveillance on LGBTQI+ populations.
Current favorite book/movie/song/app/meme/video… and why? My current favorite book is Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements by Charlene Carruthers. This book reminded me of why being unapologetic is good. It is good not to make yourself small to fit the status quo; being unapologetic is about going back to the dream of the radical traditions of collective liberation: Nobody is free until everybody is free.
What draws you to MozFest? The community! the people, the fun, the knowledge, and the inspiration I got from MozFest last year. The MozFest community is a welcoming family for queer people. I love working openly and the togetherness of the festival.
What unique perspective do you bring to space wrangling? Movement building, creativity, a lot of queerness :) and a ton of passion for human rights!
What are you most looking forward to about your space this year? The Tea moments at the Queering MozFest space, and to meet all the facilitators that submitted marvelous sessions that I can’t wait to attend! Our Queer Engagement Lab at the MozFest house is a most. I’m really looking forward to making new collaborations.
What link or resource would you like to share? I’d like to share my reading list of the 2019 Internet Health Report. There you’ll find my favorite pieces of the latest internet health report. And the IRL podcast which I really like as it presents in a very cool way the issues related to internet freedom and the future of the web.