Monday, April 18, 2016
On April 8, 2016, the Georgetown Law Center hosted an informative conference entitled "The Color of Surveillance" that addressed the history and theory buttressing surveillance of African American communities, as well as other communities of color. The conference was inspired by the work of Professor Paul Butler and a Slate article by Alvaro Bedoya, the executive director of the Center on Privacy and Technology at Georgetown Law.
The program boasted a diverse range of speakers from academia, federal agencies, and grassroots activism. Speakers addressed topics ranging from predictive policing and sentencing, stingrays and other technologies used to surveil African American communities, surveillance of low-income communities, and surveillance in the post-9/11 era.
CSPAN covered the conference and posted the various panels at the following links: