In today’s political reality, the work of activists serving vulnerable communities – from undocumented residents to religious minorities – is critical. Without strong digital privacy skills, though, the tools that allow for rapid communication and online mobilizing may put communities at even greater risk. Activists must be equipped with the knowledge and skills to protect and control their own information and the private information of those they serve. The ACLU of Northern California (ACLU-NC) seeks funding to produce an online privacy and security curriculum, and conduct trainings that will equip activists working with vulnerable communities – including organizers, attorneys, and on-the-ground community members – with the knowledge and tools to protect their sensitive information.
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern California
Digital Privacy & Security Training for Activists in Vulnerable Communities
Consumer Privacy Rights Fund, 2018
This is a statewide project, and will include at least three trainings in rural counties. In partnership with the ACLU of Southern California and the ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties, as well as our coalition partners in the immigrants’ rights movement and AMEMSA communities, we will select training locations based on need and projected impact. Training materials will be available online for individuals and communities in California and beyond.