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Revision as of 09:41, 12 August 2020
Join us for our Weekly Glitter Meetup
Every Thursday at 9am EST join us for our |Glitter Meetup, the weekly town hall of the internet freedom community, which take place on the IFF Mattermost Square Channel. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need an invite.
Each week, the IFF brings to you online conversations and gatherings lead by the Internet Freedom community. CKS workshops last 1-2 hours, are capped at 25 seats, and are interactive, allowing the community not just to learn and share knowledge, but also to brainstorm on issues together! If you want to be a presenter, email email@example.com .
|Date||Time||Title||Type||Location / Notes||Description||Presenter|
|September 17||9am EST / 1pm UTC+0||VPN Glitter Meetup||What are Glitter Meetups||IFF Square||We want to hear from our community on what issues or questions they have when using VPNs in their respective regions. The goal of this meetup is to provide the community with a place to map out challenges and brainstorm on possible next steps that we can do collectively as a community. To enhance this, we will invite a few key VPN researchers to participate and provide guidance. Learn more||IFF Team|
|September 8||12pm EST / 4pm UTC+0||How to VPN||VPN Village||RSVP Here||This introductory workshop is designed for folks that want to understand what a VPN is, how it works, and how it differs from other tools like Tor. Participants will learn what a VPN does and does not do, best use cases, and how to pick a VPN provider that is both trustworthy and serves your needs. Ample time will provide ample time for questions. Learn more||Elijiah Waxwing, Senior Technologist at Calyx|
|August 19||1pm EST / 5pm UTC+0||Identity 2.0: Exploring Digital Identities Through Art||Community Knowledge Share||RSVP Here||Artists and techies aren't worlds apart. Both are trying to shape the future using the tools they have to hand. Creators of Identity 2.0, an art project which empowers people to explore their digital identity, will be joining us to share their story of how they started, what they've discovered and their artistic process. Learn more||Arda Awais and Savena Surana|
|August 13||9am EST / 1pm UTC+0||Glitter Meetup: What is Hong Kong National Security Law: why we should concern about it||Glitter Meetup||IFF Square||How can the Hong Kong National Security Law affect civil society in Hong Kong? How can Hong Kong National Security Law affect everyone globally especially activists around the world? We will answer these questions and we will discuss how should the international community support friends and civil society in Hong Kong, smartly. Learn more||Lulu and Kaia, Open Culture Foundation|
|August 6||11am EST / 3pm UTC+0||Coffee Talk with Danielle Blunt||CKS Coffee Talk||Completed. Notes soon.||Join us as we talk to Blunt, a NYC-based Dominatrix, about her work fighting for sex workers rights and anti-traffiking advocacy and her experience co-founding the sex workers and allies collective Hacking//Hustling, which works at the intersection of technology and social justice in response to SESTA-FOSTA. Learn more||Danielle Blunt|
|August 6||9am EST / 1pm UTC+0||Glitter Meetup: CDR Link||Glitter Meetup||IFF Square||Glitter Meetup is the weekly town hall of the Internet Freedom community.
During this GM we will be discussing CDR Link, is a privacy and security-focused helpdesk that allows individuals to offer their community a secure, multi-channel, mobile-first way to ask for digital security help using everyday messaging apps, like Signal, Whatsapp, and Telegram Learn more
|Fabiola and Josh, The Guardian Project|
|July 30||9:00am EST / 1:00pm UTC+0||Glitter Meetup: Self-care||Glitter Meetup||Read Notes Here.||Glitter Meetup is the weekly town hall of the Internet Freedom community|
|July 29||12pm EST / 4pm UTC+0||The Intergenerational Ruptures and Bridges in Feminism||Community Knowledge Share||Read Notes Here.||Explore with Laura Vidal the intergenerational ruptures and bridges between feminism in this interactive workshop, and find those blind spots on tech that are waiting to be tackled. Learn more.||Laura Vidal|
|July 23||9am EST / 1pm UTC+0||Glitter Meetup: No notes as this was a low traffic GM.||Glitter Meetup||IFF Square||Glitter Meetup is the weekly town hall of the Internet Freedom community|
|July 16||9am EST / 1pm UTC+0||Glitter Meetup: Corporate Social Media as Recordkeepers||Glitter Meetup||Read Notes Here||We talk about how corporate social media platforms becoming the recordkeepers of activist history while there is still a total lack of transparency regarding their content moderation policies. Isabella will walk us through the pathways to reach out to communities, the data sources for feminist archives in social media and the challenges of collecting this content in Latin America/the world.||Isabella|
|July 15||3pm EST / 7pm UTC+0||Decentralized Web: Research Findings||Community Knowledge Share||Read Notes Here.||The Decentralized Web or DWeb is a decentralized or distributed web that is not controlled by a single entity or being logically decentralized. Projects considered dweb are Tor Project or BitTorrent. Anna Lekanova, from the Fluence Project, will share the findings of the survey she conducted with more than 650 Decentralized Web Developers to find out their needs, the current challenges and their role inside the internet environment. Read More||Anna Lekanova, Fluence Project|
|July 14||3pm EST / 7pm UTC+0||Procesos en Capacitaciones en Seguridad Integral y Digital||Community Knowledge Share||Leer Notas Aqui.||Hay distintos procesos para conseguir buenas capacitaciones en seguridad integral y digital. Tierra en Común diseña e implementa estrategias de seguridad para organizaciones defensoras de derechos humanos y periodistas. Desde esta cooperativa, Fernando compartirá sus experiencias y reflexiones tras años de capacitaciones en seguridad digital. Lea más||Fernando Hernandez, Tierra en Común|
|July 9||9am EST / 1pm UTC+0||Community Updates||Glitter Meetup||Read Notes Here||Glitter Meetup is the weekly town hall of the Internet Freedom community|
|June 25||9:00am EST / 1:00pm UTC+0||Glitter Meetup: What’s Going on at OTF||Glitter Meetup||Read Notes Here||Glitter Meetup is the weekly town hall of the Internet Freedom community|
|June 18||9:00am EST / 1:00pm UTC+0||Glitter Meetup: Onion Browser||Glitter Meetup||Read Notes Here||Glitter Meetup is the weekly town hall of the Internet Freedom community||Benjamin & Fabiola, the Guardian Project|
|June 16||9:00am EST / 1:00pm UTC+0||Understanding Hong Kong: The Protests, The Technology & Current Political Context||Community Knowledge Share||Read Notes Here||Since June 2019, Hong Kong has had over 1,000 protests, and more than 8,900 people have been arrested. Protest started because Beijing wanted extradition to mainland China, which undermined judicial independence and endangered dissidents. Read More||Dr. Lokman Tsui, researcher and activist|
|June 11||2:00pm EST / 6:00pm UTC||Coffee Talk with Michelle Ferrier||CKS Coffee Talk||Completed. Notes soon.||Michelle has worked relentlessly to ensure that black and brown voices are not only heard, but that they have the tools, skills, and support they need to speak loudly and proudly. She has worked to push for more diverse newsrooms and media, and has served as beacon of support for so many young communicators.||Michelle Ferrier, co-founder of TrollBusters|
|June 11||9:00am EST / 1:00pm UTC+0||Org Sec Village||Glitter Meetup||Read Notes Here||Glitter Meetup is the weekly town hall of the Internet Freedom community|
|June 10||4:30pm - 5:30pm UTC+8 (Manila)||Digital Rights in Southeast Asia||Community Knowledge Share||Completed. Notes soon.||An open discussion with activists and researchers in Southeast Asia to gain a better insight into the state of digital rights within the region, cross-country trends and issues, and how movements are pushing back.||Nica Dumlao, Jun-E Tan, Don Le, Lee Yi Ting, Lisa Garcia and more|
|June 8-12||Schedule||IFF OrgSec Village hosted by Internews||Village||Read Notes Here||This event will bring together security auditors, digital security trainers, and other experts and practitioners for a five-day program of over 20 community-led sessions exploring five major themes in organizational security.|
|June 5||9:00am EST / 1:00pm UTC||So You Want to be a Digital Security Trainer...||Community Knowledge Share||Completed. Notes coming soon.||You discovered digital security, and now you want to become a trainer so you can teach folks in your community how to stay safe. However, you may be confused as to what path to follow, where to look for information, and overall how to form yourself as a trainer. It may feel overwhelming and confusing. Don’t worry, it's not you!||Oma, Holistic Security Consultant|
|June 4||2:00pm EST / 6:00pm UTC||Coffee Talk with Jorge Luis Sierra||CKS Coffee Talk||Completed. Notes soon.||Jorge Luis Sierra embodies all the characteristics of a good investigative journalist who fights relentlessly to protect the most vulnerable. He is the co-founder and CEO of the Border Center for Journalists and Bloggers.||Jorge Luis Sierra, Investigative Journalist and Digital Security Trainer|
|June 4||9:00am EST / 1:00pm UTC+0||Glitter Meetup: Tiananmen Protest Anniversary||Glitter Meetup||Read Notes Here||Glitter Meetup is the weekly town hall of the Internet Freedom community|
|May 29||10:00am EST / 02:00pm UTC+0||IFF House Party||Community Check-in||IFF Square||The IFF House Party is a great way to celebrate the week with the community! Join us and dance with different digital right defenders throughout the world. We will provide the link 15 minutes before in the IFF Square on Mattermost.|
|May 28||12:00pm EST / 04:00pm UTC+0||Disinformation Strategies and Tactics||Community Knowledge Share||Read Notes Here||Across the world more and more communities are being manipulated by fake news and misinformation. However, most people don't really understand how this is implemented. Join us and find out what common tactics and strategies are used. Read More||Gabrielle Lim, Researcher at Harvard's Shorenstein Center|
|May 28||09:00am EST / 01:00pm UTC+0||Glitter Meetup: Trolls and Bullying on the Internet||Glitter_Meetup||Read Notes Here||Glitter Meetup is the weekly town hall of the Internet Freedom community|
|May 26||11:30am EST / 03:30pm UTC+0||Coffee Talk with Sarah Aoun||CKS Coffee Talk||RSVP Closed||Sarah is a data activist, an operational security trainer, and human rights technologist. These skills made her a perfect fit for the Open Tech Fund, where as Chief Technologist, she provides support to countless projects fighting censorship and surveillance.||Sarah Aoun from Open Tech Fund|
|May 21||09:00am EST / 01:00pm UTC+0||we canceled this GM||Glitter_Meetup||IFF Square||Glitter Meetup is the weekly town hall of the Internet Freedom community|
|May 14||10:00am EST / 02:00pm UTC+0||How to Better Prepare for the Next Internet Shutdown||Community Knowledge Share||Completed. Notes coming soon.||Internet shutdowns have become more common place as authoritarian governments use it as a viable option to silence their citizens. Join Ahmad from NetFreedom Pioneers to find out about different ways to respond to internet shutdowns, tech and alternative solutions and more.||Ahmad Ahmadian from Net Freedom Pioneers|
|May 14||09:00am EST / 01:00pm UTC+0||Glitter Meetup with folks behind the Women on Web website censored in Spain||Glitter_Meetup||Read Notes Here||Featured guest will be Vasilis talking about his research into the blocking of a woman's website in Spain. Report here: https://blog.magma.lavafeld.org/post/women-on-web-blocking/ Glitter Meet is the weekly town hall of the Internet Freedom community.||Magma|
|May 12||10:00am EST / 02:00pm UTC+0||Without a Lockdown: Digital Tools Used in Taiwan for Coronavirus Prevention & Monitoring||Community Knowledge Share||Read Notes Here||Taiwan does not have lock-down, and all businesses and schools remain open, while still having a very low number of COVID-19 cases - 429 cases since January. Join us and find out what methods and approaches they have taken to be a stellar example of innovation and safety.||Lulu Keng, OCF|
|May 7||03:00pm EST / 07:00pm UTC+0||Coffee Talk with Nash Sheard (audio coming)||CKS Coffee Talk||RSVP Closed||We first encountered Nash because he is currently leading the EFF's grassroots, student and community organizing efforts. However, after getting to know this native New Yorker, we were inspired by his long history of helping activists mitigate harmful interactions with the state.||Nash Sheard from EFF|
|May 7||09:00am EST / 01:00pm UTC+0||OTF Prototype Fund||Glitter_Meetup||Read Notes Here||We will talk with Tara, Program Manager from Open Tech Fund to talk about the Community Prototype Fund, that is designed to empower the community of activists, technologists and frontline human rights defenders by providing seed funding for the initial development of ground-breaking technologies and applied research.||Tara Tarakiyee|
|May 5||03:00pm EST / 07:00pm UTC+0||América Latina: la tecnología en tiempos de COVID-19||Community Knowledge Share||Read the notes||Con la llegada del COVID-19 a América Latina, muchos países del continente han visto sus libertades y derechos digitales más vulnerables que nunca. Desde aplicaciones móviles que siguen la geolocalización de los ciudadanos hasta interrupciones del servicio de red, doxxing y ciberpatrullaje en redes; la comunidad se enfrenta a nuevos retros para poder capacitar y continuar apoyando a los diferentes grupos con los que trabaja.Read More||Vivian Zúñiga, Cristian León|
|April 30||11:00am EST / 3:00pm UTC+0||How Activists Organize Self Care and Collective Care?||Community Knowledge Share||Read the notes.||Join Dhyta to discuss how activists see and do care, and brainstorm alternative methods that are rooted in what we value, and is accessible to all..Learn More||Dhyta Caturani, (feminist activist working on issues related to human rights, social justice, civil liberties, sexuality, women’s rights, and violence against women)|
|April 30||9:00am EST / 1:00pm UTC +0||Glitter Meetup: OONI||Glitter_Meetup||Completed. Read the notes.||We talk with Maria and Arturo, from OONI and discover the new features and possibilities of OONI Probe. The Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI) is a free software project that aims to empower decentralized efforts in increasing transparency of Internet censorship around the world.||Maria Xynou and Arturo Filastò|
|April 28||10:00am EST / 2:00pm UTC+0||Fireplace Chat with Funders in the Internet Freedom Space||Community Knowledge Share||Read the notes.||Hear from funders in the Internet Freedom space on how they are supporting projects and organizations to better handle the changes and challenges caused by COVID-19, as well as the trends they are seeing that will impact the community in the future.Learn More||Ciprian Ianculovici (US Statement Department DRL), Brenda Salas (Astraea Foundation), Michael Brennan (Ford Foundation), Nat Kretchun (Open Technology Fund)|
|April 23||11:00am EST / 3:00pm UTC+0||Growing Privacy Concerns During COVID-19||Community Knowledge Share||Read the notes||During these unprecedented times, across the globe governments are responding to COVID-19 in ways that pose a real risk to privacy, and may leave a lasting legacy. This includes everything from an increase in military or police powers, to policies criminalizing the publication of misinformation, to tracking citizens via apps. Already this has led to digital rights and human rights violations. Learn More||Alison Carmel Ramer, 7amleh and Maria Paz Canales, Derechos Digitales|
|April 22||11:00am EST / 3:00pm UTC+0||The Story of Diversity, Security & Love in Southern Africa||Community Knowledge Share||Read the notes||Digital Society of Zimbabwe, now Digital Society of Africa, was one of the first collective of digital security trainers in the Internet Freedom space. It was established in 2015 because of the need they saw from at-risk groups. Learn More||Natasha Msonza, Tawanda Mugari, Both from Digital Society of Africa.|
|April 10||11:00am EST / 3:00pm UTC+0||Magick of Glitter & Tales of Building Community||Community Knowledge Share||Read the notes.||Glitter is very much like a community, made up of unique pieces all that have their unique shapes and colors, and when combine emit a radiance and beauty so strong that it can soften even the hardest of hearts. How did the IF community, which is so diverse and located in all parts of the world come together and build solidarity despite having to overcome challenges of distance, timezones, low bandwidth, lack of resources and more.||Sandra Ordonez|
|April 8||11:00am EST / 3:00pm UTC+0||Silencing Across Borders: Digital Threats and Transnational Repression against Exiled Activists||Community Knowledge Share||Completed. Read the notes.||Digital technologies have enabled authoritarian regimes to monitor and repress dissidents outside their territory. Marcus Michaelsen researches investigating the digital threats against exiled and diaspora activists from Syria, Egypt and Iran face. Read more...||Marcus Michaelsen|
|April 2||11:00am EST / 3:00pm UTC+0||Constructing Feminist Tech through Fiction||Community Knowledge Share||Completed. Read the notes||Imagination can function as a powerful feminist and collective tool for social change. Come write, draw, or record the future of tech free from patriarchy, capitalism and colonialism. Read more...||Dalia Othman, Helene von Schwichow, and Katrin Fritsch|
|April 2||9:00am EST / UTC-4||Glitter Meetup: Contact Tracing Apps||Glitter_Meetup||Completed. Read the notes.||We discuss the epidemiological, technical and societal implications to contact testing during COVID-19.||Sean McDonald, CEO of FrontlineSMS|
|March 31||10:30am EST / 2:30pm UTC+0||Captivating Your Remote Teams and Meetings||Community Knowledge Share||Completed. Check out the notes||We’ll share tips and tricks about designing and facilitating online meetings, when to use which online tools, and shifting mindsets to adapt to an increasingly remote work. Lead by IFF's Head of Safety & Technology Read more...||IFF Team|
|March 26||11:30am EST/UTC-4||Taking the High Route - the Internet routing architecture and human rights||Community Knowledge Share||Completed. Check out the notes||Niels discusses the interrelation between Internet routing and human rights, showcase how Internet routing is changing with the introduction of 5G, and how this is affecting human rights. Read the notes.||Neils ten Oever|
|March 26||9:00am EST/UTC-4||Virtual Community Building Tips||Glitter_Meetup||Completed. Read the notes.||The IFF team will share what they have learned throughout the years on how to build healthy, resilient communities, especially when you a relying on virtual communications to make it happen. Others are encouraged to share their tips and lessons learned as well.||IFF Team|
|March 19||9:00am EST/UTC-4||Discrimination, Disinfo & COVID-19'||Glitter_Meetup||Completed. Read the notes.||Our friends in Taiwan will be joining us for our weekly Glitter Meetup to discuss: growing hate speech and discrimination on Asian population; Research on
the disinfo attacks Taiwan has experienced in relation to COVID-19; China's censorship of COVID-19 to-date; and rising privacy violation concerns.
|Diverse Taiwanese community members|