Muslims & Surveillance in NYC: The Next Steps
Monday, June 16, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
In partnership with the Muslim Consultative Network, this special Techno-Activism 3rd Monday will showcase how the Muslim community in NYC has been subjected to extreme and unnecessary levels of surveillance in New York City, and the current steps being taken to combat this disturbing trend.
Also, this event will provide the NYC Muslim community with an opportunity to meet and talk with individuals that build Open Source anti-surveillance and anti-censorship tools which are used throughout the world. Find out how how you can protect your online privacy, and how you can help improve these essential tools.
Arun Kundani, author of The Muslims are Coming! Islamophobia, Extremism, and the Domestic War on Terror, will talk about:
Seeta Peña Gangadharan, civil rights advocate and Senior Researcher Fellow at Open Technology Institute, will talk about:
Debbie Almontaser, President of Board of Directors for the Mulism Collective Network will talk about:
The Muslim Consultative Network is a nonprofit organization that works to build the capacity of Muslim-New Yorkers and their allies, to fully participate in the economic, social and political life of New York City. MCN prides itself in creating strong relationships with other faith-based communities; articulating and advancing an understanding of the need for citizen engagement; developing the skills and ability of our community to affect change, and building the next generation’s identity and capacity as leaders. MCN's program areas include: Youth Development, Civic Action and Community Education.
OpenITP provides developers of open source anti-surveillance and anti-censorship tools with diverse type of support. We believe circumvention tech tools are essential to enable anonymous, secure, and unrestricted communication on the Internet.