With Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
The Technologies for Liberation: Toward Abolitionist Futures report explores the ways in which QT2SBIPOC communities are disproportionately impacted by surveillance and criminalization in the U.S., and the resilience and ingenuity of communities fighting back.
The current political moment in the U.S. is defined by the heightened criminalization of queer, trans, Two-Spirit, Black, Indigenous, and people of color (QT2SBIPOC) and shrinking space for civil society and organizing. Surveillance and the state’s use of technology to control public narratives puts organizers at risk while creating additional movement obstacles.
The Technologies for Liberation: Toward Abolitionist Futures report identifies political and technological realities shaping the experience of QT2SBIPOC movement actors in the United States, and the strategies they employ to survive, organise and subvert criminalisation and surveillance.
RAD collaborated with the with Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice and a group of expert research advisors to design and conduct the research for this report. RAD led the team in the co-design of the research process, created data collection instruments, conducted interviews, co-facilitated a 3-day participatory analysis convening, and co-wrote the report.