[Noisebridge-discuss] Wanna talk about hacktivism?

april glaser april.glaser at riseup.net
Fri Sep 12 21:14:30 UTC 2014

I'll email him! Thanks, Mitch
On 9/12/14 2:09 PM, Mitch Altman wrote:
> I received a request to talk about hacktivism to UC Berkeley law
> students.  I'm not really the best person for this.  (They may have me
> there, anyway, to talk about TV-B-Gone.)  
> Would you like to talk about hacktivism?  If so, please contact Eric,
> who's organizing the event:
> debellis at berkeley.edu
> Here's the email  he sent me, with me info :
> Dear Mr. Altman: Hello. My name is Eric DeBellis. I am a former Allen Hall
> resident and current law student at the University of California,
> Berkeley.
> As a co-leader for the National Lawyers Guild Berkeley Law Chapter, I am
> wondering if you would be interested in visiting Berkeley Law to speak on
> the topic of hacktivism. We are planning to host two speakers. One
> would be
> a Berkeley Law professor who represents a more "establishment" perspective
> on the issue, so we were thinking that reaching out to you as the second
> speaker makes sense. I understand that political hacktivism is not your
> focus, but you're a part of the hacker community, and you're approachable
> and quite good at conveying your passions to unfamiliar audiences. We
> would
> not be asking you to debate the professor. Rather, you'd explain
> hacking in
> general, then how hacking has entered the political activism realm, then
> the professor would talk about it in more legalese terms. After, we'd open
> it up to questions/discussions from a group of students. As for the topic,
> Anonymous's involvement in protests in Jefferson, Missouri is a particular
> area of interest for students, so we would like to use that as an
> illustration, but only as a launchpad to discuss broader issues that
> interest you and your counterpart. We do not have a date as of yet, but
> funding likely would be available. At the very least, we would provide a
> tasty lunch and a room of eager minds. If you're interested, we would love
> to host you for lunch. Please contact me with any questions. Sincerely,
> Eric DeBellis
> Best,
> Mitch.
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