March 14, 2023 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm PDT
Portland, OR

PDX Privacy, a local organization in the Electronic Frontier Alliance (not EFF), will host this event:

Stop Surveillance Community Forum

From the Organizers:

PDX Privacy is co-sponsoring a community forum on surveillance with Sisters of the Road, Carceral Tech Resistance Network, Freedom to Thrive, and the Oregon Justice Resource Center. Featuring presentations from:

  • Sarah T. Hamid of Carceral Tech Resistance Network
  • Aje Amaechi of Freedom to Thrive
  • Amanda Lamb of Oregon Justice Resource Center
  • Chris Bushick of PDX Privacy

Panelists will discuss community concerns of the recent gunshot detection programs considered by the city, including ShotSpotter, Eagl, Twenty20/Acoem, and Flock. They will discuss specific issues with these products but also review the larger, systemic concerns of racism, bias, and the harmful impacts of surveillance culture. The event will include a presentation from each and a chance to ask questions and have dialogue.

The event is free and open to the public, and city officials and staff will also be invited.

RSVP here to attend in person:

Or, to attend remotely, email for the online link.


Tuesday, March 14
6 pm - 8 pm PT


Grinds & Vines
3520 SE Yamhill, Portland, OR,97214
Online (Email

This event is organized not by EFF, but by PDX Privacy—a grassroots group participating in the Electronic Frontier Alliance. The EFA is a network of grassroots organizations across the country committed to promoting digital rights. Together, we're building a movement to promote freedom of expression, privacy, security, creativity, and access to knowledge.