Surveillance Ain’t Safety! Open Meeting

August 31, 2023 @ 5:30 am - 7:30 pm
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On Thursday, August 31st, the Stop Shot Spotter Coalition will be holding an open meeting for community members to gather for a conversation about the use of facial recognition technology, Project Green Light, gunshot detection technology, and the expansion of police surveillance in Detroit. The wrongful arrest of Porcha Woodruff is a clear example of the dangers police surveillance poses to Black Detroiters and why we must stop investing in these harmful and ineffective technologies.

At this meeting, the coalition will provide an update on recent challenges to the city’s controversial contract with ShotSpotter. Community experts and organizers will also share insights on Project Green Light, facial recognition, and automated license plate readers (ALPR). We’ll have group discussions about other initiatives to create community safety in Detroit and build networks to resist the expansion of police surveillance technologies.

Where: The General Baker Institute, 15798 Livernois Ave, Detroit, MI 48238, United States (parking available, accessible facility)
When: August 31st, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

RSVP: refreshments provided!

This is intended to be a constructive and action-focused conversation addressing community-based alternatives to surveillance that promote safety, and policy ideas to resist surveillance technologies. All are welcome, and we request that contributions remain constructive.

See you there!


August 31, 2023
5:30 am - 7:30 pm


Stop Shot Spotter Coalition


General Baker Institute
15798 Livernois
Detroit, MI 48238 United States
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