• Panel Alternative infrastructure, digital safety, and community networks
    Activity Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 12:00 UTC
    Duration: 90 min
    Brief Description:

    Zoom URL: pwd=TUFKU2pNN01Cd0ZFd0RGNTNSUDBkdz09
    Meeting ID: 847 8297 2488
    Passcode: 310862

    What is possible when our connections prioritize our safety, consent, and political resistance? What could we build together by developing alternatives to corporate and government control of the Internet?

    Another world is possible, and another internet is possible. This 90 minute session will bring together a diverse group of speakers from different regions to explore how alternative infrastructure for communications is developing within our movements, and discuss collective action to build the internet that we need.

    The panel will be organised in two segments: we will begin our discussion with reflections on the development of autonomous, community-owned and operated infrastructure, and hear from activist technologists about their experiences. Our discussion will then explore specific priorities among our movements, and visions for the future internet that we need.

    Each speaker will have approximately 5 minutes for their interventions. We invite all participants to contribute to the discussion through the chat, and we will aim to have an open microphone for reflections in the final 10-15 minutes of the session.

    Session languages: English and Portuguese

    Moderator and speakers:

    Valeria Betancourt, Association for Progressive Communications (APC)

    Alfredo Lopez, May First Movement Technology

    TB Dinesh, Janastu

    Maryellen Crisóstomo, National Coordination of Articulation of Black Rural Quilombola Communities (CONAQ)

    Maria Alejandra Escalante, FRIDA The Young Feminist Fund

    Daniel Komakech, BOSCO Uganda

    kosa, Association for Progressive Communications (APC)

    Hilde Stephansen, University of Westminster

    Mike Jensen, Association for Progressive Communications (APC)

    Interpretation - Rosana Beatriz

    Language(s) of the Activity: English, Portuguese
    Others Proponent Organizations:

    May First , National Coordination of Articulation of Black Rural Quilombola Communities (CONAQ)

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    Cross-cutting space(s) of the activity: Racism, Gender, Future of the Forum