Local activist needs Wikipedia help. Any help
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Subject: Re: [ta3m-seattle-discuss] [ta3m-seattle-announce] announce:
TA3M Seattle June: Community, Communications, Assholes and Infiltrators
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2018 16:17:00 -0700 (PDT)
From: Paul English (via ta3m-seattle-discuss Mailing List)
People were curious how they could support GWOB, and the recent website
hack was mentioned.
If you have Wordpress / PHP security skills, one thing that is needed is
some forensic analysis and cleaning of a Wordpress database.
Another thing that is clearly needed, given that
offline is an update of their Wikipedia page, for those of you that are
(or know!) Wikipedia editors:
It is the first hit on DuckDuckGo and doesn't mention Lisha at all(!),
or much of their more current work that was covered in the talk, and
probably sufficiently referencable for Wikipedia standards.
On Tue, 19 Jun 2018, Lee Fisher wrote:
Lisha, our speaker from last night needs some
funding help. Please help
if you can. Thanks!
Please help Lisha Sterling and Joel Preston Smith get to the The Circle
of HOPE conference !
Lisha will be giving a talk entitled "Tech Warrior Camp at Standing
Rock: Lessons for Keeping The Lights On and the Livefeeds Streaming".
Lisha and Joel will be presenting a workshop together called "Assholes
and Infiltrators: A game for every activist" to help people learn how to
deal with difficult or problematic members of a community to prevent
damage to the core work of your group.
Unfortunately, HOPE does not pay for speakers' travel, so we need YOUR
help to get there. We need airfare for each of us (coming from different
states), plus a place to sleep, food, and transportation in New York.
Joel Preston Smith is the Director of Field Operations and
Communications at Frontline Wellness United. Lisha Sterling is the
Executive Director at Geeks Without Bounds and also a board member at
Frontline Wellness United. Both do this work FULL TIME and neither
currently receives a salary for the work they do.
On 06/11/2018 05:26 PM, Lee Fisher wrote:
> WHAT: TA3M Seattle (Tech Activism, 3rd Mondays) June meeting
> WHEN: June 18th, 6:30-9:00pm (3rd Mondays)
> WHERE: WeWork South Lake Union, 500 Yale Ave N
> Networking and food 6:30-7:00. Presentation starts at 7:00. Community
> discussion after presentation.
> Food is pizza, pizza and 2 kinds of vegetarian salad, about 1/3 of the
> pizzas are also vegetarian. Lesson learned from last month.
> Community, Communications, Assholes and Infiltrators
> By Lisha Sterling
> Over the past three years, Geeks Without Bounds (GWOB) has been working
> on a number of community Internet projects -- from "Canoe Net" in the
> Ecuadoran jungle to WiFi at Standing Rock. Along the way, we've learned
> that communications technology is both a boon for low resource
> communities and a potential weakness that allows powerful enemies of the
> community to track and destroy the very things the community stands for.
> Mobile networks are vulnerable to cell site simulators (aka IMSI
> Catchers, aka Stingrays). An Internet connection opens you up to all
> manner of possible attack. Social media gives the government and
> corporations information that can be used against you. And yet, without
> these communications tools low resource communities have little if any
> chance to compete, engage in global discussions, or improve their local
> situation. Learn about how we are working to help communities from India
> to "Indian Country" connect to the Internet and each other, and how we
> are helping them stay safe(r) once they connect.
> Lisha Sterling is the executive director of Geeks Without Bounds, a
> nonprofit organization that supports open source technology in low
> resource situations. She writes about cybersecurity for activists at
. She is the board member in charge of
> information security for Frontline Wellness United (a nonprofit
> organization providing free medical, dental and mental health services
> to activists and whistleblowers) and also serves on the board of Gods
> and Radicals (a nonprofit cooperative Pagan Anti-Capitalist publisher),
> where she has recently been writing about lessons learned while
> coordinating the technology team at the Water Protector camps in
> Standing Rock, ND in 2016-2017.
> COMMUNITY DISCUSSION:
> We'll have dedicated time for community Q&A with the speaker and meet &
> greet after the talk. We've had a lot of this at past meetings - let's
> keep it going!
> This month, for the first time, we'll be hosted at the South Lake Union
> branch of WeWork. Thanks to Meetup.com
and Michelle for arranging it!
> WeWork - South Lake Union
> 500 Yale Avenue North
> Seattle WA 98109
> Note: Try to get there on time. Building doors lock after hours. A TA3M
> organizer will be waiting for stragglers until about 7:10, After that,
> look for a yellow-sticky on door for a number to call to get someone to
> get you in.
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