December 8, 2016 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Williston Library Reading Room, Mount Holyoke College
50 College St
South Hadley, MA 01075
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”.
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.
Light refreshments will be served.
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