PDX Privacy is co-sponsoring a community forum on surveillance with Sisters of the Road, Carceral Tech Resistance Network, Freedom to Thrive, and the Oregon Justice Resource Center.
The two-hour, hybrid event will take place at Grinds & Vines (3520 SE Yamhill) and online on March 14th, 2023, at 6pm, and will feature presentations from:
- Sarah T. Hamid of Carceral Tech Resistance Network
- Aje Amaechi of Freedom to Thrive
- Amanda Lamb of Oregon Justice Resource Center
- Chris Bushick of PDX Privacy
Panelists will discuss community concerns of the recent gunshot detection programs considered by the city, including ShotSpotter, EAGL Technology, Twenty20/Acoem, and Flock. They will discuss specific issues with these products but also review the larger, systemic concerns of racism, bias, and the harmful impacts of surveillance culture. The event will include a presentation from each and a chance to ask questions and have dialogue.
The event is free and open to the public, and city officials and staff will also be invited.
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Grinds & Vines
3520 SE Yamhill
Portland, OR 97214