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Thursday, March 31 • 2:30pm - 3:45pm
The Activist's Toolbox: Strategies for Effective User Rights Advocacy

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This is a hands-on activism strategy session and workshop for activists, policy advocates, technologists, and others involved in digital rights advocacy at the local or global level. It will cover the tools we use in our activism campaigns and unpack some hard-earned lessons on crafting effective campaigns.

In particular, we will discuss how to design issue-specific campaigns to engage with audiences beyond the core group of interested activists. This means taking digital policy issues related to freedom of speech, privacy, and access to knowledge concerns to people and communities who may not see how they are affected by those policies.

We will also unpack EFF's activism toolbox and walk through our techniques for amplifying our campaigns, including messaging and branding, social media tips, ways to identify political targets, and building coalitions at both the local and international level. The purpose of this workshop is for everyone to come away with new tactics and strategies to bring about better policies and tools to safeguards our rights on digital platforms.

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Shahid Buttar

Director of Grassroots Advocacy, EFF
Shahid is a constitutional lawyer focused on the intersection of community organizing and policy reform. He led the Bill of Rights Defense Committee as Executive Director from 2009 to 2015, and graduated from Stanford Law School in 2003. Outside of work, he DJs and produces electronic music, kicks rhymes, writes poetry & prose, and speaks truth to power on Truthout.
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Maira Sutton

Global Policy Analyst, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Maira leads international campaigns on copyright, innovation, and access to knowledge issues, including opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. She also tracks how the overreach of copyright can be used to hinder access to knowledge and silence criticism and news online.

Thursday March 31, 2016 2:30pm - 3:45pm
The Nest

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