Digital Tools for Resistance

By the FuturizeX team
From left to right: Ananya Roy, Professor and Director of Institute on Inequality and Democracy at UCLA Luskin; Marcus Benigno, Director of Communications and Media Advocacy at ACLU of Southern California; Robin Margolis, MLIS ’17; Sarah T. Roberts, Assistant Professor at the UCLA Department of Information Studies; Karly Wildenhaus, MLIS ’18; Mark Burdett, Senior Engineer at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF); and, Joan Donovan, Postdoctoral Fellow, UCLA Institute of Genetics and Society.

On May 10th, in partnership with the Institute on Inequality and Democracy at UCLA Luskin, we presented a special two panel conversation on digital tools for resistance. Students from the UCLA Department of Information Studies also gave audiences the opportunity to take part in an interactive demonstration on how to install and use Signal, a free app that protects your mobile privacy by encrypting your messages automatically.

We were thrilled to see so much excitement throughout the evening, as representatives from ACLU SoCal and the Electronic Frontier Foundation gave audiences insights into the paradoxes of online organizing, the possibilities of networked activism, and answered the question of the evening; Is it still possible to resist?

Special thanks to everyone who joined us and participated in “Digital Tools for Resistance.” View more photos from the evening by clicking here.