Rapid Response Project: Phase I
During Phase 1, the Coalition’s organized materials collected over several years from governmental agencies, and more, and housed them in a consolidated digital archive. Working with community members in conceptualizing and developing the archiving process, the Coalition made the resultant archive freely available to the public. The goal for this digital archive project is to support organizers in building community power nationally and internationally, and to be a resource to artists and researchers creating work on state power, violence, and surveillance towards the abolition of the police state.
Rapid Response Project: Phase II
The SLSC Archive will be a digital, and eventually physical, resource built for civic engagement and open access to thousands of PRA (Public Records Act) documents received from the LAPD and the City of Los Angeles. The archive will support community members, organizers, artists, journalists, and researchers doing work against state surveillance, by providing access to information as well as models and archive tools for organizers who want to develop their own community-based archives locally. The archive represents the ongoing resistance against state surveillance, and aims to contribute to the building of community power towards abolition.
Dillon Sung is a multimedia artist and community organizer based in Southern California. Her doctoral research is on the question of migrant self-determination and the conditions of possibility for full participation for stateless peoples, with emphasis on diasporic Korean statelessness. Sung informs and engages her work with an art practice through discourses of fine art—namely social practice in how it informs politics and aesthetics—performance studies, and creative writing.
The Stop LAPD Spying Coalition
The Stop LAPD Spying Coalitionis a grassroots community-based organization based in Los Angeles that seeks to build community power toward the abolition of the police state.