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2016 Oct 11 22:52

Upcoming Meetings

Unless otherwise noted, our meetings are held on the first Tuesday and third Monday of each month, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

Next Meeting:

  • [geek:1] Monday, October 17, 2016, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Shahid Buttar, Director of Grassroots Advocacy; Amul Kalia, Intake Coordinator; and Camille Ochoa, Operations Assistant, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) - "Surveillance: self-defense and how you can push back"
    Location: Explorit Nature Center (5th Street)
    3141 5th St., Davis CA 95618

    Law-abiding Americans are increasingly subject to routine surveillance, not only by federal intelligence agencies -- which will confront a critical legislative deadline in 2017 -- but also by local law enforcement agencies like police departments, and sheriff's offices, as well as private sector sources such as social media networks, employers, and ISPs. Learn how to use a few simple-yet-powerful tools to defend your privacy from electronic monitoring, while also exploring how policy reform opportunities present a chance for your community to increase transparency and introduce long overdue checks & balances.

    Participants need not wield technical expertise to attend this session, which is geared towards regular smartphone and laptop users. It will include a teach-in and skill-share on surveillance, some immediate and practical steps you can take to protect your communications, and how to work with neighbors to inform surveillance policy at the state and local level.

    About the speakers:
    Shahid Buttar leads EFF's grassroots and student outreach efforts. He's a constitutional lawyer focused on the intersection of community organizing and policy reform as a lever to shift legal norms, with roots in communities across the country resisting mass surveillance.

    Amul Kalia helps EFF staff spot opportunities where it would be helpful for the organization to add its voice. He mostly works with EFF's attorneys in keeping a pulse on emerging legal digital rights issues, and finding opportunities for the EFF to get involved.

    Camille Ochoa provides general operational support to the heroes of EFF. She has her BA in Societal Communication.

    About the Electronic Frontier Foundation:
    EFF is the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. Founded in 1990, it champions user privacy, free expression, and innovation through impact litigation, policy analysis, grassroots activism, and technology development. They work to ensure that rights and freedoms are enhanced and protected as our use of technology grows.

    RSVP & Flyer
    This event is free and open to the public. While not necessary, you can RSVP for this event on EFF's website.

    A flyer is available for this event. Please consider posting it!

    Same day event at UC Davis
    Also, Shahid Buttar will be presenting "How Law Students Can Restore Constitutional Limits on Government Surveillance" at the UC Davis School of Law earlier that same day, Monday October 17th, at 12pm.

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