Free Speech Zero Day panel

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The left has historically fought corporate and government censors to ensure radical and revolutionary ideas can be freely shared under the banner of free speech. Recently, fascists have begun using the same free speech argument to support the spread of racism, misogyny, violence and hatred both online and irl. This has become especially true during the heavy switch to on-line organizing during the Covid crisis. This mixes with an increasing dependence on corporate marketed software including web-conferencing software like Zoom.

How do we fight back without compromising our own online organizing? What changes in our own meeting and conference culture need to be made? How do we avoid depending on corporate definitions of political extremism which have historically targeted trans folx, bogus political groupings such as “black separatist extremists” and other movement allies?

A panel and free conversation with attendees sponsored by May First Movement Technology.

Sunday, August 2, 2020 10:30 am - 12:00 pm (U.S. Eastern time)


Ken Montenegro -- Center for Constitutional Rights and National Lawyers Guild

Alice Aguilar -- Progressive Technology Project

Kyung-Ji Kate Rhee - The Center for NuLeadership on Human Justice and Healing

Emmi Bevense -- Mozilla Web Fellow

Brandon Forester - Media Justice

Alfredo Lopez - May First Movement Technology