Legal Support Tech and Organizing for Uprisings, Mass Arrest, and Resistance

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Legal Support Tech and Organizing for Uprisings, Mass Arrest, and Resistance
Presenter(s) Abi Hassen, Nash, Karissa Mckelvey, Tom
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Organization(s) Black Movement Law Project (BMLP), Movement Technology Working Group, EFF
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Country(ies) United States
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2017 theme Community

Discussion about the work of legal support in the context of the uprising, resistance, and mass arrest with focus on technology, race, and gender. Examples from Ferguson, Baltimore, North Dakota, and more. We'll discuss the technology requirements of legal support teams and some of the challenges we've encountered while providing mass legal defense across the US in recent years. And finally we'll examine how free software tools can be used on the ground to provide secure communication infrastructure, call center, arrestee database, evidence repository, and more.

During this discussion we identified a need for a forum where organizers and technologists could find existing tools and collaborate on emerging tools built in response to identified needs. We have secured 'movement.tools' which will provide a home upon which that forum may be built. Email info@bmlp.org for more information and updates.

Format Conversation
Target Groups Journalists, Security Trainers, Advocacy/Policy Professional, Front Line Activists
Length 3 Hours
Skill Level Novice
Language English


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