We are hosting a Know Your Rights training for activists and international students engaging in activism.
The purpose of KYR workshops is to instill activists with the confidence to make decisions about how they will engage their activism—where is the line drawn between legal and potentially illegal protesting? What “magic words” should you say to police to invoke your rights? Armed with knowledge, activists and others can make informed choices regarding their interactions with government agents and can best protect their rights should they end up in handcuffs and in the legal system.
CLDC supports the work of Grassroots activists advocating for progressive and radical social change and who take necessary action to create a better world. We stand in solidarity with people who are working for something greater than themselves and offer legal support and education in the form of activist oriented trainings, presentations on current laws and government repression, as well as pro-bono legal representation or referrals to the best of our ability. We also stand in solidarity with activists who do not assist the government in harassing and imprisoning other activists. We are a small organization, and we are always working to provide updated information that can assist in the work of dedicated individuals and organizations.
The event is free and open to the public! The facebook event is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1865288863756607/
Criminal Defense and Environmental Activism (LAW 175)*
This past year, the U.S. has seen a massive surge of civil disobedience and other actions in defense of the planet. The actions often resulted in the arrest of activists. Some are facing the possibility of serious prison time. Many people expect these acts of resistance to continue. With Trump administration, though, many are expecting particularly harsh repression of these activists. This panel will focus on the relationship between activists and their attorneys, as well as tips for how criminal defense lawyers can play an active role in supporting activists fighting for a livable planet.
Panelists: Lauren C. Regan, Executive Director, Civil Liberties Defense Center; Cooper Brinson, Staff Attorney, Civil Liberties Defense Center
CLDC Part 1: Government and Corporate Surveillance of Earth Defense Movements (LAW 141)*
In part 1 of this 2-part series, CLDC will provide case examples, tips, and traps regarding government and corporate surveillance of climate activists and frontline communities, their campaigns, and their lawyers, and why everyone needs to take security issues seriously to be a serious activist, advocate or attorney.
Panelists: Lauren Regan, Executive Director & Staff Attorney, Civil Liberties Defense Center;
CLDC Part 2: Tools and Best Practices for Digital Security and Confidentiality (LAW 141)*
(Part 2 of Government and Corporate Surveillance of Earth Defense Movements.) Lawyers and activists who do not encrypt their communications and records put themselves and others at risk of surveillance and cannot ensure their attorney-client communications remain confidential. Encryption is more important than ever, but also much easier to use than it once was. We will survey and assess state-of-the-art secure communications tools, discuss trade-offs and considerations in choosing the right tools for different aspects of your work.
Panelists: Lauren Regan, Civil Liberties Defense Center Director & Staff Attorney; Prof. Glencora Borradaile, Oregon State University; Jamil Jonna, Civil Liberties Defense Center Digital Security for Activists Program; Michele Gretes, Civil Liberties Defense Center Digital Security for Activists Program
Civil Liberties Defense Center’s annual Rebel Revelry fundraising event, is the official Saturday night entertainment for the annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC).
Rebel Revelry will be a great opportunity for everyone at the conference to unwind, get to know each other, and support the CLDC!
There will be music by DJ Victor! There will be food, a bar, dancing, and lots of climate and social justice activists from all across the country!
The event is a fundraiser for CLDC with a sliding scale $5-$100, suggested donation $20.
Come to support the work the CLDC does! Please share with friends, the event is open to the community as well as conference attendees.