Resisting Surveillance: Racial and Religious Profiling in Boston and Beyond

The First Church of Roxbury, 10 Putnam Street, Roxbury, 02119

Image of event flyerMany of us know that people of color and other racial and religious minorities are targeted by criminal justice and national security agencies. From police scrutiny of #BlackLivesMatter activists to the Muslim-focused "countering violent extremism" (CVE) initiative, government surveillance divides communities, interferes with First Amendment-protected activity, and impedes movement organizing.

This event will examine parallels and intersections between state profiling of Black communities, Muslims, and other communities of color in Boston and beyond, with special focus on the new federal CVE initiative.

Come engage with a panel of inspiring activists to explore these issues and discuss how we might support movements for racial justice through building solidarity across our diverse local communities. Speakers include:

  • Said Ahmed, Executive Director, United Somali Youth
  • Shannon Erwin, Executive Director, Muslim Justice League
  • Aisha Shillingford, Innovation Guru, Intelligent Mischief
  • Carl Williams, Staff Attorney, ACLU of Massachusetts

Co-sponsored by:

  • ACLU of Massachusetts
  • Black & Pink
  • Boston Workmen's Circle
  • Intelligent Mischief
  • Jewish Voice for Peace Boston
  • Moishe Kavod House
  • Muslim Justice League
  • United Somali Youth
  • Safe Hub Collective

Free and open to the public. See the Facebook event for more info and to RSVP.