With climate advocates subject to surveillance and censorship and giant companies controlling the ways information and knowledge flow around the world, the fight to save our climate is now inextricably intertwined with digital rights. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), which has long been at the forefront of protecting those rights, has helped environmental activists protect their emails from Chevron, understand the surveillance they are under and develop “Security Self-Defense” practices to protect themselves. Cindy Cohn, EFF’s Executive Director, one of the nation’s leading civil liberties attorneys specializing in Internet law, will explain why EFF’s push for open access to scientific information, for net neutrality, for open source/patents, “creative commons” licenses, and more, is critical in the fight to prevent climatic unraveling.
March 28, 2024
10:32 AM PT
Varies, please refer to event registration
Event registration required
As Bioneers rolls into our 35th-anniversary conference, decisive majorities of Americans support progressive policies, from serious climate action and environmental protections to strengthening democracy, taxing corporations and the rich, living wage jobs, abortion rights, racial justice, affordable healthcare, gun safety and more.
But we’re already in overtime. The driving question is whether we have sufficient time to make the transformational change necessary to begin to heal and regenerate people and planet.
We need to connect and scale the constellation of brilliant social movements to reach critical mass and enact the kinds of breakthrough systemic solutions we’ve cultivated here at Bioneers for decades as they’ve matured, spread, and gotten ready for prime time.
Never has it been more vital that we come together. We’ll share what we’ve learned, link arms, nourish our hearts and vision, and align ourselves to prevail for the long haul. We invite you to connect with the Bioneers community of leadership in this time when we’re all called upon to be leaders.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
About the Speaker:
Cindy Cohn is the Executive Director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. From 2000-2015 she served as EFF’s Legal Director as well as its General Counsel. Ms. Cohn first became involved with EFF in 1993, when EFF asked her to serve as the outside lead attorney in Bernstein v. Dept. of Justice, the successful First Amendment challenge to the U.S. export restrictions on cryptography.
More about the Bioneers Conference
Since 1990, the Bioneers conference has served as a trellis on which this visionary and diverse movement of movements has grown and co-evolved around authentic “solve-the-whole problem” solutions. This historic shift to become an ecologically literate and just civilization heralds a Declaration of Interdependence.
Never has it been more vital that we come together around the council fire. We’ll share what we’ve learned, nourish our hearts and vision, link arms, and align ourselves to prevail for the long haul.
Especially in these darkest of times, we come together to celebrate. Our salvation lies in community and solidarity. It’s times like these when the nobility of the human soul swells to meet the moment. As the legendary songwriter and lead guitarist for The Band Robbie Robertson put it, “Get your heart beating in the right direction, that’s when you make a real connection.”
We invite you to get your heart beating in the right direction at Bioneers. Come connect with the Bioneers community of leadership in this time when we’re all called upon to be leaders. The best way to predict the future is to create it. See you at Bioneers 2024! Keep the faith…
This event is organized not by EFF, but by Bioneers.
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