On Saturday, April 16, EFF will co-host a free workshop on surveillance self-defense with local grassroots groups in Chicago. The workshop will be open to the public, though particularly structured for activists supporting social movements.
Participants need not wield technical expertise to attend this session, which is geared towards regular smartphone and laptop users. EFF's Shahid Buttar will facilitate a teach-in and skill-share on surveillance, some immediate and practical steps you can take to protect your communications, and how to work with neighbors to inform surveillance policy at the state and local level. An EFF staff technologist will remotely join for a question & answer session.
Co-sponsoring organizations include the Chicago GNU/Linux User Group, Restore the Fourth, and the Chicago chapter of the National Lawyers Guild.
Join us at SPACE (444 N. Wabash in downtown Chicago, near the Grand stop on the Red Line) to learn more about surveillance, how to protect your privacy and information security, and how you can help build the movement for digital rights wherever you live.
There is no cost to attend, but please register to help us plan accordingly: https://eff.org/04-16-16-CHI.