In celebration of the publication of James Kilgore’s “Understanding E-Carceration” (The New Press,
2022), this event brings together activists, abolitionists, students and academics to discuss important themes in the book. Beyond the increasing social understanding of the oppression of ankle shackles, we will look specifically at the growth of community surveillance regimes, and how bodies are being commodified into data points for tech companies.
This event is a great opportunity for directly impacted people and organizations fighting against e-carceration, and allies to learn about this important issue. We’ll also be sharing about upcoming ways to plug into this important work.
The event is hosted by MediaJustice and co-sponsored by:
The Humanities Research Institute
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; the Education Justice Project
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; and the Independent Media Center, Urbana, IL
Guest speakers include:
Emmett Sanders, Project Researcher for Challenging E-Carceration
Simone Browne, Author of Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness
Marlon Mitchell, Co-Founder of First Followers
Sirine Arma, Student at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, social justice activist
Mike Nellis, Emeritus Professor of Criminal and Community Justice in the Law School, University of Strathclyde, UK
Damian Vergara Bracamontes, Asst. Prof, Department of Gender/Women’s Studies, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
**ASL and Sp-Eng interpretation will be available**
Remember to register here and pass this on to your networks!