Announcing: CCDBR’s Fall Conference–No Place to Hide: The Rise of the Surveillance State and Its Threat to the Bill of Rights

Posted on September 13, 2013

CCDBR PRESENTS:

NO PLACE TO HIDE: THE RISE OF THE SURVEILLANCE STATE AND ITS THREAT TO THE BILL OF RIGHTS

19 OCTOBER 2013, 1:30 – 4:30 PM, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL
375 E. Chicago Ave., Room 140 RB

ADMISSION FREE, DONATIONS REQUESTED

CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS:

KADE CROCKFORD, Massachusetts ACLU: intersection among federal, state and local surveillance operations, including Fusion Centers

THOMAS DRAKE, NSA whistleblower (Skype connection)

MIKE GERMAN, Former special agent of the FBI, now with ACLU national office, Washington, D.C.: traditional and high-tech surveillance practices

KEVIN GOSZTOLA, Firedoglake.com blogger (covered Chelsea Manning trial) and contributor to Nation magazine: surveillance whistleblowers and the threat to journalistic freedom, and recent NSA revelations

RESTORE THE FOURTH, national movement to protect privacy: organizing to resist surveillance excesses

ADAM SCHWARTZ, Illinois ACLU: visual/camera surveillance in Chicago

AMIE STEPANOVICH, Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), Washington, D.C.: drone surveillance and related issues

Parking garage at 321 E. Erie St. has made 15 discounted spaces available for us at $5 price, far below the normal charge. Please notify Bob Clarke if you want one of these spaces. Those not reserved will be handed out on first-come, first-served basis at the conference.

Additional participants and topics may be announced later. Conference will be live-streamed.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

From West Side: 66 bus towards Navy Pier, get off Chicago and Fairbanks, walk half block east.
From South Side:  3 bus to Michigan Ave./Chicago Ave.; walk east two blocks, past Fairbanks
From North Side: 151 bus to Michigan Ave./Chicago Ave.
Or from north or south:  Red Line, Chicago Ave./State St. exit: walk about 6 blocks east.
LIVE STREAM
 The live stream feed for Saturday’s Conference will be available online at: http://ustre.am/15BeD.

For updates and other details, contact Bob Clarke, shango1@aol.com, 773.281.5164