Northwestern University

Thu 5:00 PM

Surveillance Survival Strategies for Academics, Activists, and Citizens

Logo of a flashlight shining on a policeman. Caption reads: "Surveillance Survival Strategies for Academics, Activists, and Citizens".

When: Thursday, April 20, 2017
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM  

Where: Annenberg Hall, G21, 2120 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Kelby Schuetz  

Group: Deportation Research Clinic, Buffett Institute

Category: Global & Civic Engagement


Join Freddy Martinez, founder and director of Lucy Parsons Labs, to learn about the kinds of surveillance that affect Chicago-area residents every day. Martinez will provide an overview of surveillance technologies of public concern—who uses them, whom they target, and what their capabilities are—as well as the tools and strategies that ordinary people can use to protect themselves from surveillance.

This hands-on talk will be particularly informative for:
– Academics who may be targets of surveillance (e.g., those traveling abroad or conducting sensitive research)
– Journalists & journalism students
– Activists & organizers

Free and open to all. Food will be provided.

Lucy Parsons Labs is a Chicago-based collaboration between data scientists, transparency activists, and technologists, focusing on the intersection of digital rights and on-the-ground issues. Among other projects, LPL has used open-records laws to investigate and publicize the surveillance practices of the Chicago Police Department.

This event is sponsored by the Deportation Research Clinic; the Buffett Institute for Global Studies; the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications; the Legal Studies Program; the Science in Human Culture Program; and Student Action NU.

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