Monday, November 28, 2016

DIY Cybersecurity: Solidarity Through Technology

"DIY Cybersecurity: Solidarity Through Technology" a talk with Noah Kelley
December 8, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Williston Library Reading Room, Mount Holyoke College

In response to topics raised by the recent election, LITS is launching a speaker series on information and technology issues which affect society at large.  Our first speaker is Noah Kelley, "DIY Cybersecurity: Solidarity Through Technology".

Noah Kelley

Noah has created the DIY Guide to Feminist Cybersecurity and is the founder of HACK*BLOSSOM, an activist organization fighting for the safety and autonomy of marginalized users in digital spaces.  His work facilitates the exchange of technical resources, activist initiatives, personal writing, and artistic projects that foster an inclusive culture of technology.

In this talk, Noah will explore how personal relationships to technology can cultivate a culture that values safety and autonomy in digital spaces, especially in respect to threats of political oppression and personal harassment, as well as how technology can inform both institutional and personal activism.  He will discuss the current legal and cultural issues surrounding privacy, how cybersecurity plays a role in the addressing those issues, and how cybersecurity can be a launching point for creating enduring and resilient communities over the next few years. While he prioritizes the needs of women, people of color, Muslims, immigrants, and LGBTQ folks, his insights are applicable to everyone.

This event is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served.

LITS is committed to providing universal access to all of our events.  LITS’ event and exhibit spaces are wheelchair accessible.  Please contact accessible-lits@mtholyoke.edu to request disability accommodations.  We ask that requests for accommodations be made as early as possible.

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