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March with the ACLU at Northampton Pride
Saturday, May 2 | Northampton
Meet at 11:30am at the parking lot on Hampton Avenue in Downtown Northampton across from the Northampton Brewery.
Come rain or shine to march with the ACLU at this year's Northampton Pride parade, where we're celebrating heroes of equality—family, friends, members of the LGBT community and defenders of equal rights and the constitution.
An RSVP isn't required to march, but it would help us get supplies. Write to email@example.com to let us know you're attending.
2015 Bill of Rights Dinner
Thursday, May 21 | Boston
Westin Copley Place Hotel
10 Huntington Avenue
Reception at 5:30pm, dinner at 6:30pm
Join fellow ACLU supporters for our annual celebration! This year's Bill of Rights Dinner honors actor and activist George Takei. Learn more about the event, including how to get your tickets.
Winning the Future: The Struggle for Privacy and Democracy in the 21st Century
Saturday, May 2 | Cambridge
Bartos Theater at MIT Media Lab
Building E15 (Directions)
20 Ames Street
The discussion features Julia Angwin, senior reporter at ProPublica and author of "Dragnet Nation"; James Bamford, columnist for Foreign Policy Magazine and author of three bestselling books on the NSA, including "The Shadow Factory: A Report on NSA, America's Most Secret Agency"; and Bruce Schneier, cryptographer, computer security and privacy specialist, and author.
Ahmed Ghappour—director of the UC Hastings College of the Law's Liberty, Security and Technology Clinic, which works on constitutional issues that arise in espionage, counterterrorism, and computer hacking cases—moderates the panel.
This event is free and open to the public.
Little Brother and Our Rights: The fight for 21st century privacy in Massachusetts
Sunday, May 17 | Bedford
First Parish in Bedford
75 Great Road
License plate readers documenting where you drive, with whom, and when. Databases at the Commonwealth Fusion Center and Boston Regional Intelligence Center chock full of information about your private life and your associations. Secrecy at local police departments concerning their collaboration with federal agencies like the FBI. Massive quantities of federal funds flooding into our communities for surveillance programs and technologies.
Digital technology has created a new world of possibility for government and corporate spying, but our privacy law is stuck in the 1980s. The ACLU is fighting to establish 21st century First and Fourth Amendment rights—a movement that manifests in our communities, the press, the courts, and the legislature.
Kade Crockford, director of the ACLU of Massachusetts' Technology for Liberty initiative, addresses the state of surveillance today in the Commonwealth, the ACLU's efforts to bring privacy law in line with 21st century technology and police practices, and how you can get involved.
Follow her on Twitter at @onekade.
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