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Understanding E-Carceration: A Community Event on the Future of Surveillance and Mass Incarceration

March 19, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

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:

  • James Kilgore

  • Malkia Devich-Cyril

  • 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!


March 19, 2022
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
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