TransitionKW and The Upstart Collaboratory for Collaborative Culture Designing have partnered again!
This time they have organized an Internet Democracy Café to consider and discuss the loss of a democratic Internet, and look at what is needed to move toward a place where computer networks are free of undesirable government surveillance and unfair corporate control.
Tonight: September 26 (7-9:30 pm)!
Queen Street Commons – 43 Queen St. S., Kitchener (map)
There will be a short panel followed by a conversation café involving the audience. With this event, we want to connect people and resources to launch an ongoing process to ask:
- What about the Internet is demanding attention and care from us all?
To raise our awareness together among the widest possible demographic of the crucial role of the Internet in the lives and well-being of all of us as citizens of local, national, and global communities.
- What’s going on with the Internet?
To understand together more about where and how this Internet world is moving, changing, and being potentially constricted.
- What can we do now?
To create pathways of continuing dialogue, information and expertise exchange, and leading-edge cross-sectoral responsiveness in order to support the future of a democratic Internet and access to a shared citizen-driven knowledge base for everyone.
- Internet-related legislation
(e.g. Bill C-11, Lawful Access legislation), and
- trade agreements
(e.g. Trans-Pacific Partnership),
- Internet connectivity issues,
- Internet information filtering
and sharing bans, and
- Internet information storage
and control issues.
Democracy Café Panel
James Howe, the driving force behind the Social Media Breakfast in Waterloo Region
Alisa McClurg, interested in the linkages between Internet democracy and resiliency, TransitionKW,
Paul Nijjar, on Internet connectivity issues, from The Working Centre
Kirk Zurell, proponent of the “Robot’s Rules of Order” and the “Digital House”
Jean Robertson, from the Upstart Collaboratory for Collaborative Culture Designing, will be facilitating.
I hope to see you there!