Chicago-Area Computer Activism
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Conference and Event Archives
May Day On the Web 1998 -- Workers Fight For Human Rights
Telecomm and Me? Yes!: Demystifying Telecommunications and
- a town forum for educators, parents, librarians, journalists, media
- held July 20, 1996
The Good, the Bad, and the Internet
- A Conference on the Critical Issues in Information Technology
- Held October 7 - 8, 1995 at the University of Illinois, Chicago.
The Midwest Conference on Technology, Employment and Community
- Held March 2-4, 1995 at University of Illinois, Chicago.
Links to other groups
some with national or international scope
Chicago Metropolitan Area
Chicago Independent Media Center
- Education and Youth
Association of Internet Professionals -- Chicago Chapter
The Center for Neighborhood Technology,
whose mission is to promote public
policies, new resources and accountable authority which supports
sustainable, just and vital urban communities.
Information Technology Resource Center, the ITRC serves member
nonprofit organizations thruout Chicagoland.
A Chicago-based organization which develops and
distributes progressive television, radio, and computer communications
on labor and social issues. More than three hundred Labor Beat
television programs and Labor Express radio programs have now been
part of the Self-Employment Research Project at Roosevelt University,
seeks to advocate for and assist outdoor markets and
street vendors around the world.
New World Resource Center, the NWRC is a bookstore and events
clearinghouse for progressive organizations thruout Chicagoland.
Policy Research Action Group (PRAG)
is a collaborative partnership Between four universities (Loyola
University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, Depaul
University, and Chicago State University) and more than 20
"Advanced Information Technology, Low-Income Communities, and the
City" The Department of Urban Studies and Planning in the School of
Architecture and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will
conduct a 12-week colloquium during the spring of 1996 on "Advanced
Information Technology, Low-Income Communities, and the City". The
colloquium will bring together a group of distinguished social scientists,
planning practitioners, and technologists, as well as representatives of
low-income communities in the Boston area.
American Civil Liberties Union
The ACLU is the nation's foremost advocate of individual rights --
litigating, legislating and educating the public on a broad array of issues
affecting individual freedom in the United States.
Benton Communications Policy Project
Promotes public interest values and noncommercial services for the NII
through research, policy analysis, print, video, and online publishing,
and outreach to nonprofits and foundations.
The Center for Democracy and Technology
Develops and advocates public policies that advance constitutional civil
liberties and democratic values in new computer and communications
technologies. (Viewed by some as heavily influenced by its corporate
Computer Professionals for Social Reponsibility
CPSR is a non-profit, public interest organization concerned
with the effects of computers on society.
Project EASI: Equal Access to Software and Information
A mammoth resource for those interested in activism on the issue
of equal access to information for people with disabilities.
EDIN: the Electronic Democracy Information Network
A key site on the Internet
for a whole range of progressive economic, labor, diversity, gender,
socialist, environmental and social welfare information. EDIN is a
project of UC-Berkeley's Center for Community Economic Research.
Electronic Privacy Information Center
A public-interest research center working to focus public attention on
civil liberties issues relating to the National Information Infrastructure.
Electronic Frontier Foundation
A non-profit civil liberties public interest organization working
to protect freedom of expression, privacy, and access to online
resources and information.
Institute for Global Communications
The IGC Networks -- PeaceNet, EcoNet, ConflictNet,
and LaborNet -- serve individuals and organizations working toward
peace, environmental protection, human rights, social and economic
justice, sustainable and equitable development, health, and nonviolent
Minnesota E-Democracy, the Minnesota Issues Forum, and
World-wide E-Democracy pages promote participatory democracy through
A nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting effective grassroots
citizen action campaigns
- The New Party
A progressive political party taking root around the U.S.
Taxpayer Assets Project (TAP) and
Consumer Project on Technology (CPT)
TAP and CPT are part of Ralph Nader's Center for Study of Responsive
Law. TAP monitors the management of government
property, including information systems and data, government funded R&D,
spectrum allocation and other government assets.
Project Vote Smart
A nonpartisan, nonprofit group that collects objective information
about congressional and gubernatorial candidates nationwide.
Voters Telecommunication Watch
A public-service on-line group that monitors legislation relating to
telecommunication and information infrastructure. Also contains
information on Cyptography, Clipper, and other network issues.
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