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Thursday, May 17 • 12:00 - 12:25
Inventing Digital Civil Society

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Independent space for civil society is threatened in the digital age. Recreating, or inventing, space for digital civil society requires simultaneous progress in four domains - technological change, organizational structure, legal protections, and social behavior. In this session we'll present some of the key findings from a year long global investigation of these ideas, hear about progress being made in Canada, and engage in discussion with participants about if/how the framework aligns with their work.


Lucy Bernholz

Stanford U

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Arisha Khan

Vice President, Youth in Care Canada | Jeunes pris en charge Canada
Arisha is passionate about the intersections of technology, data, and policy to improve social services and facilitate access to justice for marginalized populations. Her work is currently focused on gaps in privacy protection and access to information rights for children and youth... Read More →
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Jonathan McPhedran Waitzer

Director of Operations @ Finance, The Leap
I'm a white, jewish, queer, and genderqueer qettler living in Montreal (or Tio’tia:ke in Mohawk and Mooniyang in Anishinaabemowin), on unceded Indigenous land. Sun in Pisces, moon in Gemini, Virgo rising.For my job, I work at a climate justice organization called The Leap, wher... Read More →

Thursday May 17, 2018 12:00 - 12:25 EDT
Village Main Stage