Right to Counsel, a coalition of tenant organizing groups and activists, fight for housing rights in the city, collaborated with Global Action Project to create a Movement History Timeline Technology: an online, interactive timeline of the NYC Tenant Movement.
They are facilitating an interactive workshop on the history of the tenant movement in NYC, up to the most recent struggles with Amazon HQ2. They will lead a discussion on the intersection between tech business and real estate, and how to leverage existing community power and organizing relationships to lead the city forward in the kind of "community-led technology" that we envision.
What does that vision look like for you?
See the Eventbrite invite for this event here:
The Right to Counsel NYC Coalition is made up of tenant organizing groups, tenant advocates, homeless advocates, senior advocates, disability advocates, academics, legal services organizations and more! We led the campaign that resulted in the passage of Local Law 136, which ensures that low-income tenants are represented in eviction cases by attorneys when they defend their rights and their homes. The Coalition is actively organizing and advocating while this law is being phased in.
Attorney Jerome Greco, from the Digital Forensics department of Legal Aid Society, discusses new technologies acquired by NYPD, including facial recognition of surveillance cameras, your private phone data accessible by police, and other topics.
Jerome's recommended books:
*** Habeas Data: Privacy vs. the Rise of Surveillance Tech by Cyrus Farivar
* The Rise of Big Data Policing: Surveillance, Race, and the Future of Law Enforcement by Andrew Guthrie Ferguson
* Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor by Virginia Eubanks