EVERETT, WA—What makes online abusers tick? Most people have come across trolls, haters, or even worse on the internet. Especially for people in underrepresented groups, the internet can be a place where safety does not seem a given.
Geraldine DeRuiter will share her ideas and experiences about surviving online harassment and making the internet a better place to work and play. DeRuiter will deliver a talk called "Fighting Trolls and Taking Names" on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. in The Everett Public Library auditorium, at 2702 Hoyt Ave. This program is the second in the Everett Public Library's "Civil Everett" public program series. The "Civil Everett" program series uses the theme of civil discourse to encourage the community to tackle tough conversations together.
Geraldine DeRuiter is a world-renowned public speaker and the voice behind the award-winning Everywhereist blog. Her book, "All Over the Place: Travel, True Love, and Petty Theft," was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award in 2018.
For further information, please call 425-257-8000 or visit www.epls.org/civil.