Under the leadership of Principal Investigator and project convener Dr. Idil Abdillahi, this five-part monthly speaker series from September 2022 to January 2023 brings together researchers, artists, front-line practitioners, and community members for the purposes of knowledge exchange and dissemination. The forum will advance a more interdisciplinary, community-oriented, and historically-grounded understanding of Black women and non-binary people’s experiences with policing and other institutions that function to both surveil and control their lives. In particular, the series places emphasis on histories of policing and surveillance, technologies of surveillance in healthcare and public policy, and responses from Deaf, disabled, mad, queer, and trans Black people. In addition, the series will bring forth and reveal the ways in which these systems of control are exerted in the everyday realities of public life. Through this series, we will generate a more critical understanding of the anti-Black gendered impacts of police and institutional surveillance and practice as well as pathways to short-term and systemic change.
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