Muff the Police: Tactics for Protecting Communities from Police Sound

Who: Daphne Carr

Description: This workshop will offer practical information for individuals to protect themselves and their communities from the range of sounds police create as they attempt to control public assembly. Drawing upon research on policing and military technologies, acoustic violence, and the psychology of fear, the presenter will provide a brief critical history of police sound technologies and their material effects on activists, as well as on movement strategies for public use of space. The presenter will then facilitate a demonstration on how communities can prepare for and support each other in the face of exposure to police sound, following the form of a protestor health and safety training offered by street medics. An urban activism aural care zine will be distributed at the workshop.

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