San Francisco: Police Brutality & Surveillance in the Online Era
Join us at the ACLU office in San Francisco for a Human Rights Happy Hour and discussion on police brutality and surveillance in communities of color. We'll hear from these inspiring speakers on the grave problems of excessive use of force and discrimination in policing, the challenges of data collection, and the role of technology and media as tools of both advocacy and repression.
- Malkia Cyril, Executive Director, Center for Media Justice
- Kristian Lum, Lead Statistician, Human Rights Data Analysis Group
- DeRay Mckessson, Civil rights activist, organizer, and educator
- Nicole A. Ozer, Technology & Civil Liberties Policy Director
The panel discussion will begin at 6 p.m. You are invited to mingle and connect with fellow human rights advocates before and after the panel.
Malkia Cyril is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Center for Media Justice, a national organizing hub that champions the media and technology rights of communities of color and America’s poor, and co-founder of the Media Action Grassroots Network, the largest media justice network in the country.
DeRay Mckesson, a prominent racial justice activist and leader, is involved in mapping police violence and formulating policy objectives to advance racial justice. As a protester, avid Twitter user, and podcast creator, he has personal insight into the role of mass protests, social media, and movement building in challenging police brutality.
Kristian Lum, lead statistician at the Human Rights Data Analysis Group, manages an effort to gather and analyze data on killings by police and predictive policing, with the goals of improving the data and better understanding the true human costs.
Nicole A. Ozer is the Technology and Civil Liberties Policy Director for the ACLU of California. Nicole is a nationally recognized expert on issues at the intersection of privacy and government surveillance and free speech and the Internet.
The panel will be moderated by Lisa Reinsberg, the executive director of the International Justice Resource Center, an organization dedicated to helping advocates make use of international human rights protections and encouraging human rights oversight bodies to be responsive to realities on the ground.
This event is organized by the International Justice Resource Center and is co-sponsored by the ACLU of Northern California, Human Rights Data Analysis Group, Human Rights Watch, Asylum Access, Amnesty International USA, the Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley Law, and Center for Justice & Accountability.