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Solidariteit - Amsterdam 2024

Data-driven policing on racialised communities in Europe

Location Ru Paré

Chris Lebeaustraat 4

How are new technologies used to criminalize racialised people, and what are organizing strategies to push back against police tech

Cameras on the street are an everyday reality. We hear more and more stories about welfare fraud algorithms flagging parents, or about youth getting in trouble about social media posts. We see police drones hovering above protests, facial recognition cameras scanning crowds and digital borders being enforced wherever we are. New technologies at the hands of the police turn into tools of criminalisation of marginalised communities and dissidents. It is hard to understand the extent to which we are under surveillance by new policing technologies. How do we make sense of all these developments and how can we grapple with the impact of these technologies? How can we build on our experiences or organising for social justice to build resistance against new forms of resistance? How can we seek alternative paths towards justice and safety while refusing control?

In this workshop, we will host and a conversation departing from these questions, seek ways to deter police tech harms and get inspired on potential ways oRefusing control : Police tech, racialised criminalization and community organising.f coordinated organising around the issue.
This workshop is rooted in an intersectional, abolitionist and decolonial analysis of systemic injustice.


Extra info

Ru Paré
Chris Lebeaustraat 4 Amsterdam
Pink room
Open discussion
Podcast recording