Please join us for an in-depth conversation on technology and specifically predictive policing in Chicago. In addition to a fantastic panel, you will also have an opportunity to hear directly from the co-authors of a new book on policing, The War on Neighborhoods.

This conversation will dive into these important questions around both the increase of use of technology in policing and also specifically around predictive policing in Chicago. Please join the panelists–leading practitioners in the field–for an in-depth and enlightening conversation on these important topics.


  • Eddie Bocanegra: Senior Director, Heartland Alliance READI Chicago
  • Tracy Siska: Executive Director, Chicago Justice Project @CJPJustProj
  • Dan Cooper: Executive Director, Center for Equitable Cities and Co-Author of The War on Neighborhoods
  • Ryan Lugalia-Hollon (moderator): @DrLullon Executive Director of @P16Plus and Co-Author of The War on Neighborhoods

Lunch will be provided – Thanks to our wonderful host at ThoughtWorks!

This event is part of an ongoing series on technology and its impact on our society. We hope to create a public square by producing and curating a standing, public debate-style series that will offer thoughtful, heterodox, and provocative perspectives on urgent technology policy-related topics. This platform will coalesce policy makers, policy experts, community leaders and activists a place to grapple with the potential multidimensional impacts and social consequences of these technologies on our current and future communities.

This series is co-hosted by New America Chicago, ThoughtWorks, Data Made, and Blue | 1647.

For more information, please email