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Nathan 'nash' Sheard

Nathan 'nash' Sheard

As EFF's Grassroots Advocacy Organizer, nash works directly with community members and organizations to take advantage of the full range of tools provided by access to tech, while engaging in empowering action toward the maintenance of digital privacy and information security.

Having witnessed the results of aggressive and militarized policing in the United States, Honduras, and Palestine; and as a target of racial profiling, biased broken windows policing, and police brutality in his own life; nash has worked extensively to help activists and communities mitigate the damage of harmful interaction with law enforcement. nash co-founded the Black Movement Law Project and is a founding member of Just Info, a 24-hour hot-line providing no-cost legal information in New York City. As a member of Mutant Legal, nash organized training's in Ferguson, New York, and other cities on how to document police conduct, exercise legal rights, counteract state repression and actively participate in one's legal defense.

Immediately before joining the Electronic Frontier Foundation, nash worked with the Freshet Collective, one of two legal collectives providing legal support to Water Protectors arrested at Standing Rock. While with the Freshet Collective nash bottom-lined digital security, providing training on best practices, implementing protocols and familiarizing new collective members with tools for keeping sensitive arrestee information secure.

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