This year’s Scholar and Feminist Conference will bring together a broad community of thinkers and organizers to grapple with the ever-deepening penetration of surveillance practices into everyday life, and ways to engage in self-defense against the militarized, racist police state’s demands for constant access in the name of “security” and public order. Sessions will focus on technologies of surveillance and self-defense; the normalization of the in/security state; and medical-legal surveillance. Our keynote speaker Simone Brown, author of Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness, will open the conference by grounding us in the prescient and deeply entrenched legacies of anti-black racism and white supremacy in state, social, and capitalist systems.
Please note: The program is subject to adjustments, and times will be added in the coming weeks.
Friday, February 16
Selling the In/Security State
Featuring selections from the film “Pinkwashing Exposed” and a panel discussion
Saturday, February 17
Keynote: Simone Brown, author of Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness
Panel 1: Policing Biology
Panel 2: Normalizing the In/Security State (Part 1)
Panel 3: Normalizing the In/Security State (Part 2)
Technology and Surveillance Self-Defense Workshops: Documenting police violence, protecting your electronic data, and other topics