The new political era in the United States is filled with uncertainty and anxiety for broad swaths of American society. For faculty, this ranges from concerns about our own and our students ability to travel freely, safety to speak our minds without harassment in the classroom and online, and guarantees of academic freedom, among many other things. Faculty of color, non-US citizens, and contingent faculty feel these things most acutely. There are some university resources available to address these issues, but they aren’t applied consistently or equally between faculty.
Faculty Forward invites you to a panel discussion about these issues, followed by a clinic from the Electronic Frontier Foundation on digital privacy and rights. The panel will feature stories and Q&A from UW faculty members and other academics affected by and working on these issues, discussing strategies for addressing them. The clinic will offer an overview of the digital harassment landscape, then offer tools on how to best protect your online presence, security and anonymity.