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Digital Security & Reproductive Justice

May 17, 2022
3:00 pm PT — 5:00 pm PT

Zoom

CLDC Webinar Series Digital Security & Reproductive Justice With new threats to reproductive autonomy on the imminent horizon, CLDC Digital Security Advisor, Cora Borradaile,  and CLDC Director, Lauren Regan, will share how you can keep yourself and your friends safe by using digital security best practices. This workshop will be tailored to the needs of those organizing around or trying to access reproductive healthcare, but is appropriate for all audiences.

Digital Security & Reproductive Justice

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Summer Warmup: Know Your Rights as it Heats Up

May 26, 2022
3:00 pm PT — 5:00 pm PT

Zoom

Summer Warmup: Know Your Rights as it Heats Up

Summer often brings a surge in social and political movement activity. Join CLDC Executive Director and attorney Lauren Regan to learn what you most need to know moving forward. Knowing your rights beforehand empowers activists to be bolder in the streets!
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CLDC Webinar Series Summer Know Your Rights: Know Your Rights as it Heats Up Summer often brings a surge in social and political movement activity. Join CLDC Executive Director and attorney Lauren Regan to learn what you most need to know moving forward. Knowing your rights beforehand empowers activists to be bolder in the streets!

Past Events

Support: Inside & Out

March 24, 2022
3:00 pm PT — 5:00 pm PT

Zoom

CLDC Webinar Series Support: Inside & Out Join CLDC to learn about supporting movement participants through incarceration, release, and transition back home from people who have lived it. Former political prisoners will share their experiences of support as well as how they continue to support people held behind the walls. Panel participants include: Linda Evans Ray Luc Levasseur Daniel McGowan Luke O'Donovan Rattler (Michael Markus) Luke O'Donovan  

After the Uprising: When the Cameras Turn Away but the Struggle Continues

February 17, 2022
3:00 pm PT — 5:00 pm PT

Zoom

It has been nearly two years since the murder of George Floyd and the subsequent uprising that spread from Minneapolis across the globe. But, what happens when the cameras turn away and the spotlight fades? Join CLDC staff and special guests to hear what is happening in the courts to continue the struggles for racial justice, as well as what support needs exist for those who continue to face criminal charges or are serving prison sentences as a result of the uprisings.

Start the Year Off Right: Digital Security Webinar w/ Live Q&A

January 20, 2022
3:00 pm PT — 5:00 pm PT

Zoom

"New year, new you!" applies to state surveillance, too. Start the year off right and join us to learn more about how you can keep yourself and your friends safe by using digital security best practices. We will have live Q&A after the replay of the webinar with CLDC's Digital Security expert, Cora Borradaile.

2021 Wrap-Up: Conversations with CLDC Clients & Friends

December 9, 2021
3:00 pm PT — 5:00 pm PT

Zoom

As we wrap up another momentous year of movement-centered legal support, we invite you to join CLDC staff and clients to learn more about what we have accomplished together in 2021. During the webinar you will hear report-backs from Water Protectors and other climate defenders, anti-racist activists, and more! We will also share a sneak preview of some of our 2022 plans as we continue to encourage movement cross-pollination and push for law enforcement accountability.

Representing Radicals Panel Discussion

December 2, 2021
7:00 ET — 8:30 ET

Zoom

Join us for a discussion about political criminal defense work with the
Tilted Scales Legal Collective, Lauren Regan (Civil Liberties Defense
Center) and Joshua Raisler Cohn (Committee for Public Counsel Services
and NLG-Massachusetts). Register at bit.ly/NLGRepsRadicals

Resisting Online Censorship of Activists (co-hosted with Palestine Legal)

November 11, 2021
3:00 PT — 5:00 PT

Zoom

Join a panel co-hosted by CLDC and Palestine Legal to discuss censorship of activists online and in the classroom, as well as alternative technology options that could help ensure access to the digital commons.

Legal Observer Training with CLDC & NLG Cascadia

November 3, 2021
4:30 PST — 6:00 PT

Zoom

Have you see the folks in the neon green hats keeping an eye out for police brutality at protests? You can become one of them! Join CLDC & NLG's Cascadia Chapter Wednesday, November 3rd 4:30-6pm PT for a free training! To participate, please submit your completed application by Monday, 11/1, at 9am.

Keep Your Cell Phone Safe & Keep Our Movements Safe

July 15, 2021
3:00 p.m. PT — 5:00 p.m. PT

Webinar--information provided upon registration

Increasingly, cops are seizing phones at protests and using their private contents to build cases for criminal charges against activists and their networks.

From tips on using a real passcode and encrypted messaging programs, to removing spyware and doing remote wipes, this webinar will cover what you NEED to know to better protect yourself and your comrades from invasive police surveillance.

EL EVENTO HA SIDO REPROGRAMADO/ EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED Conozca Sus Derechos: Para Inmigrantes/ Know Your Rights For Immigrants

June 17, 2021
3:00 p.m. PT — 5:00 p.m. PT

Webinar--information provided upon registration

EL EVENTO HA SIDO REPROGRAMADO PARA JULIO. PERMANEZCA ATENTO PARA UNA ACTUALIZACIÓN. ¡GRACIAS! EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR JULY. STAY TUNED FOR AN UPDATE. THANKS!

Independientemente de su condición migratoria, todas las personas tienen derechos garantizados según la ley de EE. UU.

Únete con CLDC para el lanzamiento en vivo de un entrenamiento de dos partes sobre cuáles son esos derechos, cómo hacer valer ellos, y cómo mitigar los riesgos. Presentación en español, con una sesión de preguntas y respuestas en vivo con un abogado de CLDC y un traductor a seguir.

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Regardless of immigration status, all people have guaranteed rights under U.S. law.

Join CLDC for the live launch of a two-part training on what those rights are, how to assert them, and how to mitigate risks. Presentation will be in Spanish, with a live Q&A with a CLDC attorney and translator to follow.

Representing Radicals—with the Tilted Scales Collective & Lauren Regan

May 23, 2021
2:00 p.m. PT — 3:30 p.m. PT

Webinar--information provided upon registration

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Are you or your comrades facing criminal charges related to your political actions or associations? Are you having trouble communicating with your lawyer about your political principles, legal goals, or personal priorities? Or, are you an attorney representing activists and unsure of how to work with them? Join us for a presentation from the Tilted Scales Collective on key points from their new book, Representing Radicals, with additional insight from Lauren Regan, executive director of the Civil Liberties Defense Center (CLDC).

Impact Litigation: What It Is and Why It Matters

May 20, 2021
3:00 p.m. PT — 5:00 p.m. PT

Webinar--information provided upon registration

Impact Litigation ( ˈim-ˌpakt ˌli-tə-ˈgā-shən): (verb) legal strategy and efforts based in effecting systemic and long lasting change beyond the particular case involved.

Impact litigation is a critical tool in the movement's toolkit. Join impact litigators involved in prisoner rights, state overreach, police misconduct, & wildlands defense from CLDC and across the country for a thoughtful discussion on impact litigation's history & the successes it has brought.