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Activists’ reflections

What campaigns are the course team most proud of? Watch this video to find out.

In this video you will hear from our contributors about an activist campaign they feel proud of.

Deji highlighted some inspiring examples of cases UTAW aims to minic, such as the Alphabet Union organising thousands of workers to petition Google against its technologies being used for the American military in warfare. Arda and Savena are proud of their first ever exhibition, ‘Ctrl+U’, which extended their audience significantly and got the public engaged in issues around technology and equality in new ways. Peaks is most proud of organising that was successful in bringing about anti-racist change in their workplaces. Evani is proud of a No Tech for Tyrants research project on how the use of surveillance technology perpetuates police abuse of power. Yadira is proud about the Recruit Me Not campaign from No Tech for Tyrants, which raised awareness about how racism manifests in technology companies.

Now you have heard our contributors talking about a range of activist campaigns. What stood out for you as you were watching? Were there any campaigns you would like to emulate or take inspiration from? Share your thoughts in the comments below. Take a moment to see what others are saying and respond where you can.

History of Alphabet Workers Union – Communications Workers of America Local 1400

Scott Shane and Daisuke Wakabayashi, 2018. The Business of War’: Google Employees Protest Work for the Pentagon

D. Lumb, 2018. Google employees petition CEO to drop out of Pentagon AI project

No Tech for Tyrants, 2021. No Tech for Tyrants Launches #RecruitMeNot Campaign Highlighting Racism and Censorship at Google

Identity 2.0 Exhibition Ctrl+U, 2020

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