[act-ma] [UJP] Skills for the Peace Activist: Hands-on, how-to workshops at the Digital Media Conference this weekend

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         DIGITAL MEDIA CONFERENCE THIS WEEKEND ===============================

Join fellow peace activists, social justice organizers this weekend to  
develop your skills and increase our movement's effectiveness.    The  
*Digital Media Conference* has introductory workshops on using Twitter,  
making videos, using radio, and working with free software -- all aimed at  
beginners but taught by some of the most skilled activists and artists  
produced by the #Occupy Movement and the peace movement. See the conference  
workshop list  
here: http://digitalmediaconference.org/2013/workshops-overview [1]   At  
the same time, the conference also speaks to the big issues of war and peace  
in a Digital Age while also connecting Mass Surveillance, Mass Incarceration,  
and Mass Deportations. Social justice and social change agendas come together  
at the conference: see the conference plenary sessions  
here: http://digitalmediaconference.org/2013/conferencewide [2]   This  
conference is organized by Mass. Global Action/encuentro5, Open Media Boston,  
and TecsChange. It is co-sponsored by Lesley University, the American Friends  
Service Committee, Mass. Peace Action, Metrowest Peace Action, Dorchester  
People for Peace, and United for Justice with Peace.   It is open to the  
public and registration fees are based on a sliding scale, nobody is turned  
away for lack of funds.   Join us starting on Friday, October 25 at 6pm  
through Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 1pm. All conference details online  
at http://digitalmediaconference.org/2013 [3].
  *Freedom and Unfreedom in the Digital Age: 3rd Digital Media Conference to  
Address NSA Scandal, Civil Liberties, and Mass Incarceration *
On October 25-27, 2013, the 3rd Digital Media Conference will take place at  
Lesley University's Doble Campus (http://goo.gl/maps/pqDQr [4]) on Mellen St.  
in Cambridge. 

The conference's theme is Freedom and Unfreedom in the Digital Age. Plenaries  
and workshops will address the grave threat posed to American democracy by  
the ongoing NSA scandal, and relate it to threats and opportunities posed to  
civil liberties by the swift growth of digital media and technology in the  
service of the national security state. 

Additional connections will be made between the struggle to expand civil  
liberties nationwide and the campaigns by communities of color and immigrants  
to resist constant surveillance and mass incarceration by increasingly  
militarized police, ICE, the DEA, state and federal prison systems, and the  
private prison and security industries. There will also be basic workshops on  
social media, digital storytelling and privacy software. 

Confirmed speakers include: Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, author and media personality  
(NYC), Kade Crockford of ACLU Massachusetts, Gregg Housh of Anonymous, Betty  
Yu of the Center for Media Justice (NYC), Rajesh Kasturirangan of MIT,  
Subrata Ghoshroy of MIT, Libby Reinish of the Free Software Foundation, Robin  
Jacks of Occupy Boston, Alfredo Lopez of May First/People Link (NYC), Chris  
Faraone of the Weekly Dig, and Deb Nicholson of MediaGoblin.

Tickets are $35 ($10 students and low-income). 

Full background and registration information is available on the conference  
    http://www.digitalmediaconference.org/ [5]

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/digitalmediaconference/ [6]. 

    Twitter: @bostondmc. 

United for Justice with Peace [7] is a coalition of peace and justice  
organizations and community peace groups in the Greater Boston region. The  
UJP Coalition, formed after September 11th, seeks global peace through social  
and economic justice.

/Help us continue to do this critical work! Make a donation to UJP today.  

info at justicewithpeace.org [9]

617-383-4857 www.justicewithpeace.org [10] Upcoming Events:   
Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula [11] Thu Oct 24 4:00pm MIT Campus -  
Tang Center Cambridge Conference: Freedom & Unfreedom in the Digital Age [12]  
Fri Oct 25 6:00pm Lesley University Cambridge Rosalie Riegle Reading from  
Doing Time for Peace [13] Sat Oct 26 7:00pm Cambridge Friends Meeting  
Cambridge Celebrate New Hampshire Peace Action with Helen Caldicott [14] Sat  
Nov 9 5:30pm Concord City Auditorium Concord, NH Veterans For Peace: Veterans  
Day Parade and Rally [15] Mon Nov 11 12:30pm Charles St. and Beacon St.  
Boston How the Wounded Return from America's Wars: The Untold Story [16] Tue  
Nov 12 7:00pm First Parish in Waltham Waltham US Strategy to Contain China  
[17] Thu Nov 14 7:00pm Center for Marxist Education Cambridge Music for  
Peace: Beethoven [18] Sat Nov 23 7:30pm Harvard-Epworth Methodist Church  
/More Peace and Justice Events [19].    How to Submit Events [20]/ 

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[1] http://digitalmediaconference.org/2013/workshops-overview
[2] http://digitalmediaconference.org/2013/conferencewide
[3] http://digitalmediaconference.org/2013
[4] http://goo.gl/maps/pqDQr
[5] http://www.digitalmediaconference.org/
[6] http://www.facebook.com/digitalmediaconference/
[7] http://justicewithpeace.org
[8] http://justicewithpeace.org/donate
[9] mailto:info at justicewithpeace.org
[10] http://www.justicewithpeace.org
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[12] http://justicewithpeace.org/node/4705
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[14] http://justicewithpeace.org/node/4736
[15] http://justicewithpeace.org/node/4745
[16] http://justicewithpeace.org/node/4735
[17] http://justicewithpeace.org/node/4728
[18] http://justicewithpeace.org/node/4693
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