September 13, 2022 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm PDT
Austin, Texas

EFF-Austin, a local organization in the Electronic Frontier Alliance, (not EFF) will host this event:

Technological Surveillance & Abortion Criminalization: Can Tech Keep Us Safe?

From the Organizers:

With the provision of abortion being completely criminalized in Texas, how can technology help keep people seeking abortion safe? Using examples drawn from people who have already been criminalized for having abortions, this talk will discuss how digital evidence is used in abortion criminalization cases, and how people can keep themselves and their communities safe while accessing abortions.

Our speaker this month is Amanda Bennett. Amanda (she/her) is Digital Defense Fund’s project manager. Digital Defense Fund providers digital security and technology support to the abortion access movement in the U.S. Before joining the team at DDF, Amanda was the case manager at Jane’s Due Process, helping young people navigate the Texas judicial bypass process. She volunteers for the Bridge Collective, which helps Central Texans access reproductive health resources including emergency contraception, pregnancy tests, and abortion. When she’s not doing abortion work, she’s most likely exploring local craft breweries or reading a novel!



Tuesday, September 13
7 pm – 9 pm CT


The Devvie Room at the Capital Factory, on the 16th floor of the Omni Hotel at 701 Brazos Street, Austin, TX
Note: To locate Devvie, locate Capital Factory's main event room off the Omni lobby, Voltron, Suite 150. Once inside, there should be someone at the desk to direct you to our meetup, but, if no one is there, proceed to the left past the kitchen and down the hallway, Devvie is right around the corner. You may also message us on this event or message us at @EFFaustin on Twitter if you are having trouble finding us.

Talk will be livestreamed at and will later be archived at Questions for the speaker from virtual attendees may be submitted via the livestream chat or our twitter account, @EFFaustin.

This event is organized not by EFF, but by  EFF-Austin, a grassroots group participating in the Electronic Frontier Alliance. The EFA is a network of grassroots organizations across the country committed to promoting digital rights. Together, we're building a movement to promote freedom of expression, privacy, security, creativity, and access to knowledge.