Police Brutality & Surveillance in the Online Era

Join the International Justice Resource Center for a panel discussion on issues at the intersection of racial justice, protest, and policing, featuring Malkia Cyril, DeRay Mckesson, Kristian Lum, and Nicole A. Ozer.

When: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 18

Where: 39 Drumm Street, San Francisco 94111

The panel discussion will begin at 6:00 p.m. You are invited to mingle and connect with fellow human rights advocates before and after the panel. Wine and light appetizers will be served. Download or share the event flyer.

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Malkia Cyril is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Center for Media Justice, a national organizing hub that champions the media and technology rights of communities of color and America’s poor, and co-founder of the Media Action Grassroots Network, the largest media justice network in the country.

DeRay Mckesson, a prominent racial justice activist and leader, is involved in mapping police violence and formulating policy objectives to advance racial justice. As a protester, avid Twitter user, and podcast creator, he has personal insight into the role of mass protests, social media, and movement building in challenging police brutality.

Kristian Lum, lead statistician at the Human Rights Data Analysis Group, manages an effort to gather and analyze data on killings by police and predictive policing, with the goals of improving the data and better understanding the true human costs.

Nicole A. Ozer is the Technology and Civil Liberties Policy Director for the ACLU of California. Nicole is a nationally recognized expert on issues at the intersection of privacy and government surveillance and free speech and the Internet.

The panel will be moderated by Lisa Reinsberg, the executive director of the International Justice Resource Center, an organization dedicated to helping advocates make use of international human rights protections and encouraging human rights oversight bodies to be responsive to realities on the ground.

Sponsoring Organizations

The panel is hosted by the International Justice Resource Center (IJRC), with co-sponsorship of the Human Rights Data Analysis Group, Center for Media Justice, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Northern California, Asylum Access, Amnesty International USA, Human Rights Watch, Center for Justice & Accountability, the Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley School of Law, and Human Rights Advocates. The panel is part of IJRC’s “Human Rights Happy Hour” discussion series to bring local advocates together to hear updates, and build connections, on timely rights issues.