Join People Links Digital Gatherings to discuss technology related violence against women

People Links is a monthly online gathering hosted by May First/People Link members, for members and open to the public.



Join us on Thursday, March 27th from 6-7pm EST and 4-5 CT-MexDF to discuss technology related violence against women and the tensions that exist between combating hate speech versus the right to freedom of expression.



Featuring Erika Smith, from the Association for Progressive Communications. Erika works on the Women’s Rights Program of APC which runs the Take Back the Tech! Campaign. Erika is based in Mexico and will be talking about the work the women’s rights program is doing in Mexico and with partners globally.



JOIN THE CONVERSATION



VIA PHONE: Call 718 303 3204 and then Enter 6# to join the call



ONLINE: Download Firefox version 23 or higher, or Chrome/Chromium version 28 or higher and visit: ​https://live.mayfirst.org/mexcla/6



We’ll be providing interpretation in English and Spanish.



Erika Smith has been training women’s organisations in strategic and safe use of ICT since the early 90’s, with Mexican organisation LaNeta and with APC.



The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) works to empower and support organisations, social movements and individuals in and through the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to build strategic communities and initiatives for the purpose of making meaningful contributions to equitable human development, social justice, participatory political processes and environmental sustainability. APC has been a May First/People Link member since 2012.



About May First



May First/People Link is a politically progressive member-run and controlled organization that redefines the concept of “Internet Service Provider” in a collective and collaborative way. Like a coop, we pay dues, buy equipment and then we all use that equipment as we need to for websites, email, email lists, and just about everything else we do on the Internet. Learn more about us, our politics and membership at www.mayfirst.org.



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Future talks will tackle topics such as software options in a climate of digital surveillance and how activists are circumventing copyright protections in their online campaigns. We’ll also be talking with May First’s Support Team to answer frequently asked tech questions and highlight new software updates and options.



If you are a May First member and are interested in pitching a future topic or helping to organize the People Links project, please get in touch at members@mayfirst.org.



May First/People Link is a politically progressive member-run and controlled organization that redefines the concept of “Internet Service Provider” in a collective and collaborative way. Like a coop, we pay dues, buy equipment and then we all use that equipment as we need to for websites, email, email lists, and just about everything else we do on the Internet. Learn more about us, our politics and membership at www.mayfirst.org.