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Session 1.
SEPTEMBER 22, 2022 
6:00 - 8:00 PM EST

Policing Ecologies:
Lessons from the plantations

Speakers: Dr. Camisha Sibblis, Dr. Beverly Bain, Dr. El Jones
This panel explores the interconnections of colonialism at the intersection of policing and public life as they impact the lives of Afro-Indigenous, Black and Indigenous women and non-binary people. The focus of this panel is looking at the continuum and contemporary iterations of policing and colonial logics as they manifest in increasingly disrupted and imbalanced power structures.

Session 2.
OCTOBER 20, 2022 
6:00 - 8:00 PM EST

Understanding Black Women and Non-Binary People’s Lives Today

Speakers: Dr. Treisha Hylton, Black Deaf Canada Research Team including Dr. Jenelle Rouse, Amelia Palmer, and Amy Parsons
There is a long history of Black women and non-binary people’s lives being left out of historical and political realities in Canada while, at the same time, such lives are actively surveilled by the state, its actors, and designates. This panel seeks to look at the expansive and wide-ranging experiences of Black women and non-binary people that preceed the current conditions of surveillance in Canada. Deaf researchers from Black Deaf Canada will share critical expertise and histories on the ways in which Black Deaf women and non-binary people, for example, experience policing and imposed state, medical, and educational surveillance. 

Session 3. 
NOVEMBER 17, 2022 
6:00 - 8:00 PM EST

Race Medicine, Algorithms 
and Artificial Intelligence

Speakers: LLana James, Idil Abdillahi, and Dr. Ijeoma Opara.
Moderator: Jackie Girgas

This panel focuses on the experience of Black women and non-binary people at the intersection of emerging trends in artificial intelligence, specifically taking up issues in facial recognition algorithms, individually-targeted health and risk-based AI, decreasing privacy, and potential technological backlash.

Session 4. 
DECEMBER 15, 2022 
6:00 - 8:00 PM EST

Transnational Geographies:
Gendered violence and the movement of Black women
and non-binary peoples

Speakers: Arij Elmi, amber williams-king, and Mubeenah Mughal
This panel centres the intersections of disability, anti-Muslim gendered surveillance, and anti-Blackness globally and locally. Focusing on the increased prevalence of anti-Muslim violence and state legislation against Black women and non-binary people (for example, the hijab ban in Quebec), speakers will interrupt the dominant framing of disabled, Muslim and Black subjects. This brings into focus the possibilities of critical Muslim Studies and the cartographies of catastrophe and transnational migration.

Session 5. 
JANUARY 19, 2023 
6:00 - 8:00 PM EST

Disabled, Queer Re-mixing: Radical responses to surveillance
in education

Speakers: Dr. Ciann Wilson, Tanitiã Munroe, Yasmine Simone Gray
This panel focuses on responses by Disabled, queer, and trans Black people to increased surveillance and the role of Big Data in education and healthcare, specifically as it impacts and intersects with AI and issues of privacy and access. Disabled and queer Black people have always found ways of surviving and resisting violent systems, this panel will offer some current research and interventions that create liveable ways of being for disabled and queer people within the education and healthcare sectors.

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