NFG's 40 Years Strong – Movement Responses to Technology: Mapping Opportunities to Confront Surveillance & Criminalization

Tuesday, December 8, 12:00pm - 2:00pm (EST)

PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS SESSION AS PART OF NFG'S CONVENING SERIES AT WWW.NFG.ORG/2020SERIES. THIS CALENDAR INVITATION IS NOT A REGISTRATION.

The Zoom information for joining this session will only be sent to those who register for the series at www.nfg.org/2020series.

Movement Responses to Technology: Mapping Opportunities to Confront Surveillance & Criminalization

Funders increasingly have an analysis of how criminalization is affecting communities of color and how grassroots organizers are challenging it. What’s often missing in philanthropic analysis, however, is the role that technology is playing in deepening criminalization via new tactics of surveillance, policing and control. From the development of “digital prisons,” with electronic monitors expanding the reach of the carceral state, to tech companies colluding with ICE to expand surveillance and enable detention and deportation of migrant communities, to the FOSTA-SESTA laws that deploy internet censorship to make working conditions for sex workers more precarious, technology is is propelling and extending the mass criminalization of our communities.

Social justice movements are fighting back. They are exposing these systems of surveillance and policing via #NoDigital Prisons and #NoTechforICE, while defending and protecting their communities through physical and digital security strategies. Yet this work often falls through the cracks in philanthropy, with neither social justice nor technology-focused funders having a full analysis of how this system is working and what the points of intervention are. There is a pressing need for more resources for grassroots organizers to confront the repressive use of technology against their communities and movements. Centering the voices of organizers leading this work, this session will highlight the solutions they are putting forward and engage participants in discussion about how issues of technology and criminalization intersect with their funding strategies.

Add to Calendar 12/8/2020 12:00PM 12/8/2020 2:00PM America/New_York NFG's 40 Years Strong – Movement Responses to Technology: Mapping Opportunities to Confront Surveillance & Criminalization PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS SESSION AS PART OF NFG'S CONVENING SERIES AT WWW.NFG.ORG/2020SERIES. THIS CALENDAR INVITATION IS NOT A REGISTRATION.

The Zoom information for joining this session will only be sent to those who register for the series at www.nfg.org/2020series.

Movement Responses to Technology: Mapping Opportunities to Confront Surveillance & Criminalization

Funders increasingly have an analysis of how criminalization is affecting communities of color and how grassroots organizers are challenging it. What’s often missing in philanthropic analysis, however, is the role that technology is playing in deepening criminalization via new tactics of surveillance, policing and control. From the development of “digital prisons,” with electronic monitors expanding the reach of the carceral state, to tech companies colluding with ICE to expand surveillance and enable detention and deportation of migrant communities, to the FOSTA-SESTA laws that deploy internet censorship to make working conditions for sex workers more precarious, technology is is propelling and extending the mass criminalization of our communities.

Social justice movements are fighting back. They are exposing these systems of surveillance and policing via #NoDigital Prisons and #NoTechforICE, while defending and protecting their communities through physical and digital security strategies. Yet this work often falls through the cracks in philanthropy, with neither social justice nor technology-focused funders having a full analysis of how this system is working and what the points of intervention are. There is a pressing need for more resources for grassroots organizers to confront the repressive use of technology against their communities and movements. Centering the voices of organizers leading this work, this session will highlight the solutions they are putting forward and engage participants in discussion about how issues of technology and criminalization intersect with their funding strategies.
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Tuesday, December 8, 12:00pm - 2:00pm (EST)

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