Dillon Sung in collaboration with Stop LAPD Spying Coalition
Rapid Response Fellow
2020 – 2020
The Stop LAPD Spying Coalition is a grassroots community-based organization based in Los Angeles that seeks to build community power toward the abolition of the police state.
Rapid Response Project
During Phase 1, the Coalition’s plan will be to organize the materials collected over several years from governmental agencies, and more, and house them in a consolidated digital archive. Working with community members in conceptualizing and developing the archiving process, the Coalition plans to make 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.
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.