Activists have long been surveilled by the government, most famously through the FBI’s CounterIntelligence Program (COINTELPRO) in the 1960s which targeted civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King, Stokely Carmichael and Ella Baker. That legacy continues today as the rise of movements from #BlackLivesMatter to #NoDAPL has been met with increased surveillance by law enforcement. And in the digital age, technology is helping police spy at an unprecedented scale.
Our featured speakers include April Goggans (Core Organizer, Black Lives Matter DC ), Michelle Vendiola (Organizer, Red Line Salish Sea in Bellingham, Washington ), Nusrat Choudhury (ACLU’s Racial Justice Program and Rachel Levinson-Waldman (Brennan Center for Justice).
This event is co-hosted by the Center for Media Justice, Defending Rights & Dissent, National Lawyers Guild, Protect the Protest and the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center at Howard University School of Law.
Do you live in Washington DC? Attend this webinar in person on Thursday night at Howard University Law Library Room 101 (2929 Van Ness Street NW, Washington DC 20008).
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