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Justice Initiatives at BPL is partnering with community organizations and agencies to produce a series of Know Your Rights workshops. This event in the series will focus on:

  • How targeted surveillance intensifies around immigrants and communities of color;
  • An overview of the surveillance-to-prison pipeline;
  • Understanding what data is collected about you, how it is collected, and where does it go;
  • 'Digital Self Defense,' or how to improve privacy on your web browser and cell phone.

The event will be livestreamed on BPL's YouTube channel and on this event page. A Q&A session will be available via the livestream chat. Please register to receive information about Justice Initiatives programming.

Partnering with us for this event is S.T.O.P.  The Surveillance Technology Oversight Project fights to end discriminatory surveillance. The team challenges both individual misconduct and broader systemic failures. They crafts policies that balance new technologies and age-old rights. S.T.O.P. empowers, informs, and amplifies the voices of over-surveilled communities through educational programming –– always free of charge. 

Albert Fox Cahn is the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project’s ( S.T.O.P.’s) founder and executive director, a member of the Ashoka Fellowship Network, a fellow at the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy at N.Y.U. School of Law, a member of the NYU Alliance for Public Interest Technology, and a columnist for Gotham Gazette. As a lawyer, technologist, writer, and interfaith activist, Mr. Cahn began S.T.O.P. in the belief that emerging surveillance technologies pose an unprecedented threat to civil rights and the promise of a free society.

Aly Panjwani is the Policy & Advocacy Manager at S.T.O.P. He is also an inaugural Take Back Tech Fellow with Just Futures Law & Mijente, where he works to end the use of surveillance technologies that facilitate ICE’s policing, detention, and deportation machine. Additionally, Aly leads programming across the country for Muslim high school and college students, centering youth voices and designing curricula to enhance political and religious education. 

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