Jan 26

Abolition & Technology


On Wednesday, January 26th from 6 to 7:30PM, the ERC will host a panel titled "Abolition & Technology", as part of "Abolition & ______": a three-part event series hosted by the DHC, ERC, and CSC about the prison industrial complex (PIC) and abolition as it intersects with technology, imagination, and surveillance.

Join us as we examine the intersections of abolition and technology and attempt to understand what role technology and data play in the movement. Thinking of abolition both in terms of the PIC and expansively, we will touch on various topics including surveillance, algorithms, credit scoring, and data literacy. The panel will feature:

  • Dr. Tamara Nopper, a Faculty Fellow at Data and Society and editor of We Do This ‘Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice
  • Sarah Hamid, Policing Tech Campaign Lead at the Carceral Tech Resistance Network and co-creator of the #8toAbolition campaign
  • Tawana Petty, National Organizing Director at Data for Black Lives. and former Data Justice Program Director of the Detroit Community Technology Project

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Here is a recording of the event.