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Disrupting Big Data & Public Health Surveillance in a Eugenic Age
Confronting the role of technology, big data, and surveillance, this conversation will address the implications of medical and policing technologies, public health surveillance used to vilify communities. Exploring how and why we must challenge and dismantle these systems to interrupt dangerous eugenic narratives and violence. Featuring movement organizers Hamid Khan of Stop LAPD Spying Coalition, Bita Amani of Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, and Courtni Andrews of Equal Health, with Brian Tate of Tate Strategies as moderator.
Tate Strategy is led by Brian Tate, a marketing strategist and cultural curator whose work examines the issues of our time. He has built forward-looking projects at the nexus of culture and ideas for more than 20 years, and he is expert at convening fearless conversations on complex matters of social change. Tate is the former executive director of the DC Committee to Promote Washington, a nonprofit organization that marketed the Nation’s Capital around the world and generated $93M per year in visitor revenues. A skilled negotiator, he has struck major pacts with AT&T, Bloomberg, NBC, Visa, and others. He has also created singular marketing strategies for numerous nonprofits.
Dr. Bita Amani
Bita Amani is a social epidemiologist whose teaching and research focus on the synergies and tensions between community health, racism, politics, and power. Her work investigates how social disinvestment and state-sanctioned violence result in public health crisis. She prioritizes solutions that strengthen our existing community health infrastructure. She is an Associate Professor at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU), and lead co-chair of the UCLA/CDU COVID-19 Racism and Equity Task Force housed in the UCLA Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice, and Health. She is also Co-Director of CDU’s Black Maternal Health Center of Excellence.
Courtni is a public health practitioner and health scientist.
Organizer with the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition