Community Oversight of Surveillance - D.C. Town Hall

December 9, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
December 10, 2020 @ 7:45 pm

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Across Washington, D.C., local government agencies acquire and use sophisticated surveillance technology with no public oversight or accountability. This poses a direct threat to the civil rights and civil liberties of all District residents, and disproportionately impacts communities of color and low-income communities. It's time for D.C. residents to take control.

We invite you to join Community Oversight of Surveillance — D.C. (COS-DC) on Wednesday, December 9, for a Town Hall. Experts in technology, law, and community impact will discuss the problem of unchecked surveillance and how District residents and leaders can work together to bring transparency and oversight to the D.C. government’s acquisition and use of surveillance technologies.

Following the panel discussion, attendees are welcome to join breakout rooms to learn more about the technology and legislation, and share and hear stories about how members of the D.C. community have been affected by government surveillance.


Mana Azarmi, Center for Democracy & Technology


Andrew Ferguson, American University

April Goggans, Black Lives Matter DC

Robb King, Data for Black Lives DC

Chad Marlow, ACLU

Sameena Usman, CAIR-SFBA/Secure Justice

Learn more about the COS-DC coalition at