Grounding in Community Care for Digital Security (Invite Only)

 Registration is closed for this event
In this non-technical workshop, we explore how tools like peer support and care pod mapping put collective digital security within reach by grounding our technical practices in community care.

Digital and Information security impact our livelihoods and physical safety as well as our mental health and ability to organize our communities. The majority of existing digital security resources focus on how we, as individuals, can use tools to secure our personal data, apps, devices, and more. As a result, these resources don’t always fully address all the dimensions of safety in movement work. Additionally, the sheer amount of information out there can be overwhelming and is often outdated.

How can we better equip ourselves to make the most of digital security resources and trainings?

During this workshop we will apply lessons from holistic security and healing justice to elevate our digital security practices by grounding them in community care. Safety is a collective endeavor and through the application of tools such as peer support and care pod mapping, digital security can be more easily accessed.

Following this workshop we will also share a curation of community care and digital security resources through which you can begin applying the tools and practices we will have co-created during this workshop.

Note: A feedback session will be held exactly one week after this workshop. We ask that attendees of this workshop also attend the feedback session to help us shape the future of this workshop.


Length, Dates and Times Offered

2 hours

Workshop: August 25th, 2022 4-6pm PT | 6-8pm CT | 7-9pm ET

Feedback session: September 1st, 2022 4-5pm PT | 6-7pm CT | 7-8pm ET


By the end of this workshop, participants will leave with...

  • a shared understanding of holistic security and how it applies at the personal, organizational, and movement levels.
  • models for working through underlying challenges that impact our application of security practices.                         
  • tools and resources to collectively elevate security practices at home and work.
  • next steps to take confident action within your communities.


This workshop is ideal for:

This is a nontechnical workshop. As such, it’s ideal for groups of people with any level of technical literacies. We hope you will attend if:

  • You are a community organizer or work with community organizers.
  • You are part of a group or institution with challenges in practicing digital security. (This can include families.)
  • You are “the individual” who puts digital security measures in place for your communities or groups. 
  • You hold and/or manage the passwords to an organization’s infrastructure.
  • Are a coworker, collaborator, trusted family member, or a close friend with any of the above people!

For best results, we encourage you to invite someone to join you in this workshop so you can follow-up with each other afterwards.

To prepare for this training:

No need for preparation, but we will offer some optional pre-reading.


Access requests, including interpretation and captioners, can be made during registration or by emailing Dustin Gibson at  Requests for interpreters and captioners that are made less than 48 hours before the event typically are more difficult to meet. We will try and notify you if we cannot secure requested access. 


Free, though we appreciate donations from those who can afford to do so.  All donations help support our trainers and further our mission.

At PeoplesHub we are committed to communication access, radical hospitality, supporting facilitators, and making our offerings financially accessible. Donations allow us to continue offering programs like this one and pay speakers, tech support leads, interpreters, captioners, and other support staff a fair wage for their time and expertise. Like you, those who support our trainings work hard for change in their communities and have often developed the knowledge, skill and gifts that they are offering through many unpaid hours — let’s support them to be sustainable in their work and craft!

August 25th, 2022 7:00 PM through  9:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
Free (or Donation)