From the Spied Upon Facebook page
The Bay Area Public School presents:
Spied Upon: Surveillance and Resistance
Join us Friday February 21st 7-9 pm at the Bay Area Public School (common room)
2141 Broadway (enter on 22nd), Oakland – three blocks from 19th St. Bart)
Between the ever-present fear of informants to the profusion of metadata
collection and the construction of the Domain Awareness Center (DAC) in
Oakland, the growing problem of surveillance has made it into the
mainstream dialogue, but the people and communities most affected are
sometimes being left out of the conversation.
Join us for an evening of ideas, discussion and your questions about
solidarity in the face of this intimidation. How do we support one another
and our movements when being targeted by police, surveillance and
informants? What are the legal, community and political responses that can
best keep the larger “us” safe and allow our movements to flourish?
– SPEAKERS –
Jason Kirkpatrick, filmmaker and activist, will show clips of and discuss
his upcoming film, Spied Upon. Interviewing activists across the world and
telling his own personal story, Jason will take us on a journey into one
of Europe’s biggest political surveillance scandals, documenting growing
movements of resistance to surveillance along the way.
Zahra Billoo, Civil rights attorney and Executive Director at the Bay Area
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), speaks on the use of
informants in a post-9/11 context, their impact, the community’s
resistance and lessons learned.
Richard Brown, Black Panther and member of the SF8, will share his history
with undercover police and surveillance, imparting the ‘long view’ of
solidarity learned from a lifetime of activism.
-Panel Discussion –
Moderated by Nadia Kayyali of the EFF
(Electronic Frontier Foundation)
Q & A with the speakers will follow in conversation with representatives
Bay Area Anti-Repression Committee
Bay Area Coalition to Stop Political Repression (at AROC)
Legal Workers of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG)
Oakland Privacy Working Group (OPWG / anti-DAC)
The event space at the Public School is accessible.
All donations gratefully received will go to the Bay Area Anti-Repression
Committee and the Legal Workers at the Bay Area chapter of the NLG – two
groups long supporting the Bay Area radical community with legal and
educational assistance and solidarity. Thank you!
http://thepublicschool.org/node/36455 Event page at The Public School
https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/531604720271510/ Face Book Event