Hamid Khan, Alexis Takahashi, Tiff Guerra, Glenda Stamper, Craig Roberts
Saturday, October 12, 6 p.m.
The Stop LAPD Spying Coalition will explore the intersection of surveillance technology and the policing of race, land, and poverty. We will explore how the Architecture of Surveillance and The Stalker State, also known as the Information Sharing Environment (ISE), creates conditions on the ground where Black, Brown, and poor folks are traced, tracked, stalk, and ultimately banished from their communities. We will unpack how we build community based art and research to fight back and abolish the police state! Know your Fight! Know your Power!
Hamid Khan is the coordinator with the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition, a broad coalition whose primary goal is to raise public awareness, participation, mobilization, and action on police spying and surveillance and to sustain long-term intersectional movement building.
Alexis Takahashi is a social justice educator and co-founder of the activist collective Free Radicals. Founded in 2015, Free Radicals fights to dismantle the oppressive institutions of colonial science and work toward collective knowledge building that is accountable, equitable, and socially just.
Tiff Guerra is an organizer with Stop LAPD Spying Coalition. Tiff works to expose how individuals and communities are surveilled and criminalized due to race, gender, class, sexuality, and other factors, and aids in information-building for community empowerment and self-defense.
Glenda Stamper is a youth organizer with the Stop LAPD Spying. Glenda is a leader in the Fight against the War on Youth creating spaces for art, culture, knowledge, and power building with youth in our communities.
Craig Roberts is Human Rights activist with Los Angeles Community Action Network. Craig actively fights against the criminalization of homelessness and advocates for the allocation of life affirming resources such as housing, jobs, and social services for the community of Skid Row.