March 15, 2023, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Movement Lawyering and Abolition of Digital Policing

DFF’s third Speaker Series will run through end 2022 and beginning 2023. Through conversations between preeminent experts deploying an anti-colonial lens, it will explore resistance against tech oppression and how we can build the world we want. Registration is available below.

Location: Livestream ZOOM

Organiser: Digital Freedom Fund

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This session will explore how we can build effective movements against digital policing, focussing on the following questions:

  • How do colonial structures and legacies play out in law enforcement and policing?
  • How do digital tools and systems reinforce longstanding forms of police surveillance and oppression?
  • Which are the communities most affected by oppressive digital policing, and how can they organise against and resist these practices?
  • What do we mean by movement lawyering, and how is it different from traditional forms of lawyering?
  • What are the challenges and opportunities of movement lawyering when it comes to engaging with communities, resistance movements, and their broader structural objectives?
  • Where could movement lawyering fit within a strategy of mobilisation to shift from a paradigm of surveillance and oppression to one which embraces abolition and liberation?

This session will be live-streamed as part of DFF’s annual strategy meeting.
The conversation will be moderated by Sarah Chander, Senior Policy Advisor at EDRi.

Find out more about the event here.