Security and Freedom for Online Collaboration
As China and Google dominate the headlines in their battle over security and freedom, join Radical Reference and May First/People Link as we break down the real issues of security and freedom for activists. We'll talk about making political choices about online technology, including an introduction to Free and Open Source Software. During the workshop, participants, radical techies, and Rad Ref folks will collaboratively generate security solutions for using the Internet in an increasingly insecure political climate.
Radical Reference is a collective of volunteer library workers who believe in social justice and equality. We support activist communities, progressive organizations, and independent journalists by providing professional research support, education and access to information. We work in a collaborative virtual setting and are dedicated to information activism to foster a more egalitarian society.
May First/People Link is an organization that redefines the concept of "Internet Service Provider" in a collective, progressive and collaborative way. The members of May First/People Link are like a coop: we pay dues, buy equipment and then we all use that equipment as we need to for websites, email, email lists, and just about everything else we do on the Internet. At this point, MF/PL is one of the few organizations of its type in the world and one of the world's oldest and largest politically progressive Internet providers.
Monday, February 22
sliding scale $6/$10/$15 (no one turned away)
451 West St (between Bank and Bethune Sts), West Village, NYC