The vast system of U.S. surveillance is in the hands of a President who is violating our constitutional and human rights. It’s vital that organizers protect their digital security so we can continue to work for social change.
That’s why we’re inviting Minneapolis-area activists of color and allies to a special digital security training event!
Voices for Racial Justice and The Center for Media Justice – home of the Media Action Grassroots Network – in partnership with United We Dream and Wellstone Action, would like to invite 50 activists to join us for a FREE day-long digital security training to protect community activism and protest.
When: Saturday, September 23rd, 2017, 9am – 5pm
Where: SEIU Local 26, 826 18th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
What you will learn: Participants will learn surveillance self-defense — including sustainable digital security practices to keep you and your personal or social movement networks safe from 21st century threats including
- Direct police and government surveillance of activists
- Indirect government surveillance using third-party developers
- Spying by your Internet Service Provider (ISP)
- Doxxing, exposure, and online harassment
This training is grounded in the principles of cultural relevance, self-determination, relationships, and racial justice – and driven by the methodologies of art, community organizing, generative somatics and popular education. Our team of expert, community-based security practitioners will explore the history and current reality of surveillance in a digital age and under the Trump Administration, and use interactive practices and learning in action to get your phone, computer, apps, and services secure.
Join this training to learn practical steps for securing your data and communications, both individually and collectively. Together we can ensure our movements are safe enough to take risks and strong enough to win.