Please join the Civil Liberties Committee of the SF 99% Coalition and the Unitarian Universalists for Peace-SF for a free workshop on NSA surveillance and what we can do about it.
Government surveillance affects our activism on many issues, but especially campaigns relating to US foreign policy and wars. It is unconstitutional, counter-productive to legitimate antiterrorism work, and an outrageous waste of our tax dollars. End the Surveillance State and Restore the 4th!
Goals for this fast-paced 2 hr workshop include: share info on actions already taken in response to NSA revelations; plan for coordinated, strategic actions; role play how to respond to the “I have nothing to hide so why should I worry” conversation; brainstorm and start to create handouts and other materials; sign on to a statement of support for Edward Snowden; prepare a joint calendar of actions and events for the fall.
Short presentations by attorneys and organizers on the NSA revelations, lawsuits, and organizing methods will be followed by breakout groups around specific demands and actions, including plans for the ongoing August congressional recess.
Confirmed speakers include National Lawyers Guild attorney Sharon Adams (also of the Coalition for a Safe Berkeley) and attorney Joe Nicholson. Please come with your ideas, a folder for written materials, and your commitment to our constitutional rights. Note: laptops are welcome but there is no Wi-Fi available. RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org