Legal Support Tech and Organizing for Uprisings, Mass Arrest, and Resistance
|Legal Support Tech and Organizing for Uprisings, Mass Arrest, and Resistance|
|Presenter(s)||Abi Hassen, Nash, Karissa Mckelvey, Tom|
|Organization(s)||Black Movement Law Project (BMLP), Movement Technology Working Group, EFF|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and updates.
|Target Groups||Journalists, Security Trainers, Advocacy/Policy Professional, Front Line Activists|