John Jones III

  John Jones III is on staff with Just Cities (also known as the Dellums institute for Social Justice) where he serves as the Director of Community and Political Engagement. In that role, he serves to connect directly impacted residents with decision makers to effect positive change and empowerment.   John is born

Brian Hofer

  In January 2014, Brian Hofer became aware that an Orwellian sounding $11 million-dollar city-wide surveillance system called the Domain Awareness Center was being planned for Oakland. Intended to aggregate data inputs from facial recognition software, 700 cameras, automated license plate readers, and ShotSpotter, a little sidebar to the Eastbay Express cover

Sameena Usman

  Sameena serves as Government Relations Coordinator for the San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.  She advocates for legislation impacting civil rights, privacy protections, and an equitable society. In her meetings with Bay Area elected officials, she highlights issues facing the Muslim community, including hate incidents and

Susan Ozawa Perez

  Susan is a Portfolio Manager and the Chief Compliance Officer at Harrington Investments in Napa, California, a large Investment Advisor founded by John Harrington, a pioneer in socially responsible investment (SRI) and a leader in the divestment of Apartheid South Africa movement at the state level. She is a member of

Tessa D’Arcangelew

  Tessa is the Leadership Development Manager at the ACLU of Northern California, where she manages the ACLU chapter and volunteer programs across Northern California. She is also an organizer with the technology and civil liberties team.   In her work with volunteers, Tessa provides support and connects chapters and grassroots activists to resources

Christina Sinha

  Christina Sinha is an Assistant Federal Defender in Sacramento, California.  Prior to this role, she co-led the National Security and Civil Rights Program at the Asian Law Caucus in San Francisco, California.  In that role, Christina utilized a combination of impact litigation, direct legal services, policy work, and community education and

Steve Trush

  Steve Trush is currently a Research Fellow at UC Berkeley's Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) and Deputy Director of CLTC's Citizen Clinic where he researches and defends against cybersecurity threats to politically vulnerable organizations and communities. As a veteran of the United States' military and federal agencies supporting international security initiatives,

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