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Wednesday, September 20 - NOON Jim Brosnahan, Deborah Rhode, and Peter Scheer
From the Google memo to public statues to campus protests, accusations of quashed free-speech rights are flying. Is picketing a college speaker an effort to shut down discourse? How protected is an employee writing internal memos on company policy? If residents feel a memorial expresses their history, can the majority take that away? How do so many Americans mistake, say, moderation of comment sections as a breach of their First Amendment rights?
In Deep has pulled together a panel reflecting deep experience in activism, the courtroom, and the classroom to address these thorny questions. They are:
Jim Brosnahan of Morrison Foerster has been named among the top 30 trial lawyers in the US by the Legal 500 US. One of the most respected and recognized trial lawyers in the United States. Jim has been practicing trial and appellate law for over fifty years. He maintains an active practice of civil and criminal cases, very often cases that are going to trial or will be argued in Circuit Courts. He has tried, to conclusion, 150 cases. Among his many awards, he's been inducted into the California state bar's "Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame".
Deborah Rhode is a Professor of Law at Stanford, and the director of the university's Center on the Legal Profession. She's been recognized for her scholarship on legal ethics; she's received the Pro Bono Publico Award for her work on expanding public service opportunities in law schools, and the White Houses Champion of Change Award for a lifetimes work in increasing access to justice. Dr. Rhode clerked with Thurgood Marshall and has published some thirty books.
Attorney and journalist Peter Scheer served for over a decade as Executive Director of the First Amendment Coalition, and founded law.com. He's argued cases in the U.S. Supreme Court and most of the federal courts of appeal. He was editor and publisher of The Recorder newspaper in San Francisco, publisher of Legal Times in Washington, DC, and CEO of legal information website law.com. Scheer has received both the Eugene S. Pulliam Award and James Madison Award for First Amendment advocacy. He focuses on First Amendment and freedom-of-information issues, particularly as they apply to privacy protection, intellectual property, national security, and information-control by government and private corporate interests.
Wednesday, September 27 - NOON Zoe Quinn
Game developer Zoe Quinn has paid an unthinkably heavy price for being a strong, independent women in the gamer world, where men dominate and politics can be vicious. Her ex-boyfriend published a crazed blog post cobbled together from private information, half-truths, and outright fictions, along with a rallying cry to the online hordes to go after her. They answered in the form of a so-called movement known as #gamergate--they hacked her accounts; stole nude photos of her; harassed her family, friends, and colleagues; and threatened to rape and murder her. But instead of shrinking into silence as the online mobs wanted her to, she raised her voice and spoke out against this vicious online culture and for making the internet a safer place for everyone.
In the years since #gamergate, Quinn has helped thousands of people with her advocacy and online-abuse crisis resource Crash Override Network. From locking down victims' personal accounts to working with tech companies and lawmakers to inform policy, she has firsthand knowledge about every angle of online abuse, what powerful institutions are (and aren't) doing about it, and how we can protect our digital spaces and selves.
Quinn's new book Crash Override offers an up-close look inside the controversy, threats, and social and cultural battles that started in the far corners of the internet and have since permeated our online lives. Through her story--as target and as activist--Quinn provides a human look at the ways the internet impacts our lives and culture, along with practical advice for keeping yourself and others safe online.
Wednesday, October 4 - NOON Justin Dillon
When does valuable self-reflection deteriorate into selfish navel-gazing? What if you have to look up and out for meaning and completion? Justin Dillon integrates his knowledge of international financial oppression into a "Selfish Plan to Save the World." To effect change in a world rife with sweatshops to slavery, Dillon's book urges a new dimension to the traditional model of volunteering and donating. He sees potential for a true exchange: people using their talents and values to make a difference rewarded with personal growth and satisfaction.
Justin Dillon is an artist, entrepreneur, public speaker, and abolitionist. He is the founder and CEO of Made In The Free World and Slavery Footprint, non-profit organizations dedicated to ending forced labor, human trafficking, and modern-day slavery through increased public awareness, action, and advocacy. He co-produced the documentary Common Dreams, focusing on child domestic servants in Haiti.
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