Protect Privacy, Resist Profiling: Malkia Cyril and Nicole Ozer Discuss Digital Rights and Freedom

May 9, 2017 6:30 pm

For more information, please visit the Oakland Library website. 

For 15 years there's been a heated battle over your right to privacy online -- from the Patriot Act to the Snowden revelations to the recent repeal of Internet privacy protections. What can we expect in the Trump Era? What's at stake? Who's at risk? And, most of all, what can you do to protect yourself and defend democracy in a digital world?

Join experts Nicole Ozer (ACLU of California) and Malkia Cyril (Center for Media Justice) for a timely conversation about digital rights and freedom.

This event during Digital Inclusion Week (May 8-13) kicks off Oakland Public Library's Digital Self Defense series, which will include hands-on workshops this summer. Call Amy for information: 510-238-6931

Please refrain from wearing scented products. To request sign interpretation or other accommodation, call above or 510-238-3254 (TTY) at least 5 working days prior to event.

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Malkia A. Cyril is founder and Executive Director of the Center for Media Justice and co-founder of the Media Action Grassroots Network, a national network of 100 community-based organizations working to ensure racial and economic justice in a digital age. As a leader in the Black Lives Matter Network, they help to bring important technical safeguards and surveillance countermeasures to those across the country working to reform systemic racism and violence in law enforcement. Cyril is also a prolific writer and public speaker on issues ranging from net neutrality to the communication rights of prisoners.

Nicole A. Ozer is the Technology and Civil Liberties Policy Director for the ACLU of California. Nicole is a nationally recognized expert on issues at the intersection of privacy and government surveillance and free speech and the Internet. Nicole spearheaded the passage of the landmark California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (CalECPA) and California Reader Privacy Act, and also developed the ACLU’s national online privacy campaign, Demand Your dotRights.


Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm


Main Library

125 14th Street

Oakland, CA 94612

Phone: (510) 238-3134


Oakland Main Library
125 14th Street
Oakland, CA
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