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MLTalks: Building a Toolbox for Nonviolent Resistance with Jamila Raqib
Host: Joi Ito
Jamila Raqib is Executive Director of the Albert Einstein Institution and a research affiliate at the Media Lab. In this MLTalk, she’ll start by speaking about building a toolbox for nonviolent resistance, and its potential both to fight oppressive systems and to preserve democratic rights and freedoms for all.
In the second part of Jamila’s talk, she and Media Lab Director Joi Ito will explore what the next phase of this work will require: the creation of an advanced and secure system to analyze and communicate techniques of resistance and defense to diverse groups of people. Among them: dissidents and activists, social and political movements, human rights defenders, and government bodies—anyone who wants to help drive social and political change.