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COVID-19: African Americans & Racial Health Disparities Part 5


For this installment of this series, and held in tribute to Michigan State Representative Isaac Robinson, this virtual panel presented in partnership with Detroit Public Television discusses mass surveillance and facial recognition as technologies of oppression.

Tawana Petty, Director, Data Justice Program for Detroit Community Technology Project


  • Eric Williams, JD, Detroit Justice Center, Equity Attorney, “Project Greenlight” Expert
  • Clare Garvie, JD, Senior Associate, Georgetown University Law, Center on Privacy and Technology
  • Shea Howell, PhD, Founding member & board member of the James and Grace Lee Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership

Sponsored by Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights, in partnership with Detroit Community Technology Project & The Boggs Center.

WATCH NOW - previous installments

Tuesday, July 20 at 7 PM: Environmental Racism Goes Viral


Friday, July 24 at 7 PM: The State of Georgia and Genocide


Saturday, July 28 at 7 PM: COVID-19: Mental Health Challenges & Solutions


Tuesday, August 4 at 7 PM: The History of African Americans & Pandemics | Reflections of a COVID-19 Survivor