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Kade Crockford: A Conversation about Technology, Surveillance, and Civil Liberties

October 3, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


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1110 Weill Hall
735 State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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How to Participate


Registration is encouraged for “A conversation with Kade Crockford about technology, surveillance, and civil liberties” on Monday, October 3, 4:00 PM, but not required. All attendees are strongly encouraged to wear masks during the event.

Campus guests are expected to complete ResponsiBLUE Guest, the daily COVID-19 symptom check tool, prior to accessing campus buildings. There will also be a livestream of the event.

Location: 1110 Weill Hall (Betty Ford Classroom), 735 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109



The Science, Technology, and Public Policy program (STPP) is honored to discuss technology, surveillance and civil liberties with Kade Crockford, the director of the Technology for Liberty Program at the ACLU of Massachusetts.

Kade works on issues at the intersection of technology and civil rights and civil liberties, focusing on how systems of surveillance and control impact not just the society in general but their primary targets—people of color, Muslims, immigrants, and dissidents. Recently, Kade led the ACLU of Massachusetts’ “Press Pause on Face Surveillance” campaign, which has thus far won the passage of a state law regulating police use of facial recognition, and eight municipal bans on government use of face surveillance technology, including in Massachusetts’ four largest cities.


This event is part of the Science, Technology and Public Policy (STPP) Lecture Series, and is co-sponsored by the Center for Ethics, Society, and Computing (ESC); Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse; Arab and Muslim American Studies; and Science, Technology & Society program.

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