Activists and Allies CryptoParty at the Middlebury, VT campus
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
4:30pm – 6 pm EST
Wilson Media Lab, Davis Family Library
110 Storrs Ave, Middlebury, VT
In 2019-2020, DLINQ is working with Middlebury and community partners to offer CryptoParties that help members of our communities take more control over their data and privacy.
Cool! So, what’s a cryptoparty?
The CryptoParty movement is a “global and decentralized grass-roots movement to help everyday people learn how to improve their internet security with open source tools.” With political and social polarization at work in this country, we believe that activists and allies will need to protect themselves from increased surveillance, harassment, doxxing, and other digital dangers. DLINQ’s Activists and Allies Cryptoparty aims to help protect people who are on the front lines of activism in our community and country, and/or people who work with and support marginalized communities.
DLINQ and our co-sponsors will provide recommendations for tools and practices to get started with personal crypto and facilitate hands-on activities that will help participants:
- question their relationship to crypto through personal threat modeling
- learn how to use privacy oriented communication and organizing tools
- protect information on phones from data surveillance or theft and
- use social media more safely, and much more!
The Wilson Media Lab is equipped with computers, but to make the most of the session participants should bring their smart phone and/or laptop (or whatever other devices they use to connect to the internet) to start building their digital security toolkit.
Interested in a custom CryptoParty for your community group? Connect with us at dlinq @ middlebury.edu