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We are excited to offer a Surveillance Drones Presentation on Wednesday, January 27th from 7:00-8:00pm,  at Charlotte Public Library, 115 Ferry Rd, Charlotte.

This presentation offers a basic overview of the history of surveillance in the U.S., how it is currently used, privacy laws, a bit about surveillance drone technology, and what to expect from the growing access to and use of this technology. This event will highlight how this technology is growing faster than the infrastructure that seeks to secure rights of people here in the United States. It will explore the divide between the need for surveillance technology in order to protect the rights of the citizens of the United States and those same citizens’ right to privacy. Is privacy worth being compromised for the sake of safety, and is it really up to the government to make that decision? What populations will be affected the most by this potential invasion of privacy? The presentation will be followed by a Q&A and discussion of local actions including next steps such as passing a local resolution about police and government drone use. This event is being presented by Charlotte Library as part of their community outreach program, the Will Miller Chapter of Green Mountain Veterans for Peace, and the Peace & Justice Center. Refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there!