State of Surveillance in the Surveillance State: Chicago and the Nation

Posted on June 6, 2009

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June 6 , 2009
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Northwestern University School of Law – 8th Floor, Student Area
750 North Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60611

Principal Speakers

  • Mike German, National Staff Counsel, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Topic: FUSION CENTERS (where surveillance data is pooled and shared among police, military, and corporate agencies)
  • Shahid Buttar, Bill Of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC), Northampton, Mass. Topic: RACIAL PROFILING AND SURVEILLANCE
  • Sue Udry, Defending Dissent Foundation (DDF), Washington, D.C. and former staff director, CCDBR. Topic: RESPONDING TO THE DANGERS OF ABUSIVE SURVEILLANCE

Panel on Chicago Area Surveillance Issues

  • Pat Hill, African American Police League (AAPL), Black People Against Police Torture (BPAPT)
  • Kevin Vodak, Attorney, Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)
  • Joy Robinson-Van Gilder, Activist to stop fingerprinting of Illinois school children
  • Students from Senn High School

The program will conclude with an original Rap number composed and performed by Shahid Buttar.

Pictures from this event

Mike German
Sue Udry
Shahid Buttar
Pat Hill
Brittany Taylor
Joy Robinson-Van Gilder
Kevin Vodak
Pat Hill
Brittany Taylor
Joy Robinson-Van Gilder

… click on them to see each enlarged.

This forum was dedicated to the memory of Judith Krug (1940-2009), Director of American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom.

This event was co-sponsored by:

There was no admission charge, donations were welcomed. Casual Dress.