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Unsolicited Surveillance and CVE

Discussing the problematic ramifications left behind as a result of unsolicited surveillance of the American Muslim community and programs such as CVE.


Faiza Patel serves as codirector of the Brennan Center’s Liberty & National Security Program. She has testified before Congress opposing the dragnet surveillance of Muslims, organized advocacy efforts against state laws designed to incite fear of Islam, and developed legislation creating an independent inspector general for the New York Police Department.

Ayaan Dahir is a Somali refugee and youth activist based in Minneapolis. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota where she studied psychology as well as African and African American Studies. Ayaan is an avid writer and storyteller. She curates a blog, is a novelist, contributes to the Twin Cities Daily Planet, and is working on her second book.

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