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Montgomery County Turns Out to Resist Surveillance of Youth

Over 120 people came together on a hot muggy Sunday afternoon in August to learn about our government’s Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) programs in Montgomery County, MD, and around the country. Three young Muslim women, Amara Majeed, Fatema Ahmad, and Ayaan Arraweelo briefed the audience about the way the program has been implemented, how it makes them feel targeted, and how some communities are organizing to fight back.

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SARs, CVE, & the Gang Database – Chicago Resists Surveillance

On October 24th, 2017, the American Friends Service Committee and the Social Justice Initiative at University of Illinois Chicago hosted a “Resisting Surveillance” panel investigating surveillance programs in Chicago, and how communities are resisting these racist, invasive and dangerous practices. It was attended by organizers and community members from across the city, and differed from […]

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Minneapolis Forum Connects Surveillance across Midwest, Massachusetts, and the UK

Young Muslim Collective hosted a Resisting Surveillance Forum on October 13 at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. “Resisting Surveillance” is a series of forums planned for five cities where communities have been targeted by the Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) program, connecting CVE to other forms of surveillance and sharing tactics for resistance. In 2014, […]

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Upcoming Forum: Resisting Surveillance Chicago

::RESISTING SURVEILLANCE:: Tuesday October 24th, 6-8PM 1344 S. Halsted Join American Friends Service Committee and the Social Justice Initiative for an evening investigating surveillance programs in Chicago, and how communities are resisting these racist, invasive and dangerous practices. From federal counter-terror to local policing efforts, surveillance practices feed the criminalization of Black communities and communities […]

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