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Saturday, June 23 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Technology for the New Economy

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Last year, over 50 front-line technologists gathered at the Highlander Center to talk about our political relationship with the activist movement (including the new economy movement) and within our community. What does our movement need from us? What do we need from it? Based on the Movement Technologist Statement that came out of that gathering, we'll explore those issues with our panel and the attendees in an open discussion.


Alfredo Lopez

Outreach Coordinator, May First Movement Technology
Veteran activist Alfredo Lopez is a co-founder and currently in the leadership of May First Movement Technology. During more than half century of activism, he has helped organize many major demonstrations, campaigns and coalition efforts on a wide variety of issues and authored six... Read More →
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Micky Metts

Hacker, Agaric
Micky is a member of visionary Agaric, a tech co-op in the “free software for community building” movement - using tools like VOIP, Drupal and GNU/Linux. She is liaison between the US Solidarity Economy Network (SEN) - devoted to ongoing dialog on building the network - and US... Read More →
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René Pérez

IT Manager, NEC
Hi, I'm from the internet. At NEC, I do all the tech work. I also founded ActSecure.org for doing digital security trainings and support for social justice organizers in the Boston area, just became a co-executive director at SecuringChange.org, and I'm on the board at the Lucy Parsons... Read More →

Saturday June 23, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
CEC Classroom 215-216 C