||The monthly ACLU Santa Clara Valley Chapter will be held from 7:00 to 7:30 pm. Following that we’ll have our Speaker Series. The month’s topic is Technology and Civil Rights — Surveillance, Privacy, Censorship in the Digital World. As technology advances, let’s ensure that protections for privacy and free speech aren’t left behind.
Guest speakers will be:
Kate Tummarello, Policy Analyst, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). Founded in 1990, EFF champions user privacy, free expression, and innovation through impact litigation, policy analysis, grassroots activism, and technology development. They work to ensure that rights and freedoms are enhanced and protected as our use of technology grows. Kate works on surveillance issues for EFF's Activism Team. Previously, she covered technology policy in Washington, D.C. including writing about privacy, net neutrality, internet governance, and intellectual property.
Tessa D’Arcangelew, Leadership Development Manager & Organizer, ACLU of Northern California (the parent organization of the ACLU Santa Clara Valley Chapter). Tessa leads the ACLU NorCal campaign to help cities and counties adopt ordinances that create mechanisms for transparency, accountability, oversight and meaningful community input when considering surveillance technology. Several major cities and counties in the bay area are currently working to adopt such an ordinance.
There is no charge for this event, but seating is limited. Please RSVP to RSVP@acluscv.org to reserve your spot at this event.