Tech and Social Justice Series: Researchers, Developers and Gig Workers Push Back

Please join us for our next Technology and Social Justice series event on April 20 which will discuss tech workers and organizing efforts, with a focus on demands related to social justice issues.

Tech workers, including researchers and developers at some of the largest tech companies, have begun to push back against the use of their application code for purposes that violate the norms of social justice. Developers at some companies have united to form unions to press, not for wages, but rather for control over how their product is used. Our panelists will discuss current organizing efforts and their historic, legal and policy contexts.

Adjunct industry professor and director of the Real-Time Communications Lab at Illinois Institute of Technology Carol Davids will moderate the discussion and will be joined by Veena Dubal, law professor at the University of California, Hastings College of Law who studies the impact of digital technologies and emerging legal frameworks on the lives of workers, and Josh Eidelson, labor reporter at Bloomberg Businessweek.

The virtual event will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20. Free registration is now open at this link.