Racializing Control: Why We Need to End Racist Workplace Surveillance

Racializing Control: Why We Need to End Racist Workplace Surveillance

Session Type(s): Panel

Starts: Thursday, Oct. 7 2:15 PM (Eastern)

Ends: Thursday, Oct. 7 3:15 PM (Eastern)

Amazon uses surveillance to monitor, control, and exploit its low-wage workforce. It also plays a role in rapidly expanding police/ICE surveillance in Black and brown communities. In this panel, we will hear from anti-surveillance organizers and activists in the warehouse who are working to end Amazon’s policing of workers and communities. We’ll also explore the long and racist history that connects these fights.

Moderator

Panelists

Mona Abhari

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Mona is a Palestinian American woman based out of Savannah, GA, but is originally from St. Louis, MO. As a daughter of immigrants, she understands the deep-seated connection between systemic racism, systemic class oppression, and displacement, and works to bring her and her family’s lived experiences to her organizing work. Mona started off her organizing career in the climate movement, and now works with low-wage retail industry workers (specifically Amazon warehouse workers) to win better working conditions and corporate accountability. She is also an artist, and believes applied creativity and artistic expression in the electoral, advocacy, and workers’ rights campaigns we collectively build is essential to winning the bigger fight.