Tech & Social Justice: Personal Data, Data Literacy and Discrimination

Join us for “Personal Data, Data Literacy, and Discrimination: It’s About Much More Than Friends” the second program in the Tech & Social Justice series on Tuesday, May 10 from 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. The event will feature a virtual Q&A Session with Tamara K. Nopper, a sociologist, writer, and editor.

Registration is required at this link.

Nopper is the editor of We Do This ‘Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice, a book of Mariame Kaba’s writings and interviews (Haymarket Books), researcher and writer of several data stories for Colin Kaepernick’s Abolition for the People online series and book, and guest editor of the recently published Critical Sociology forum “Race and Money.” Her current scholarship examines the credit scoring industry and the push for alternative data among elected officials, policy makers, and community advocates. She is an Affiliate of The Center for Critical Race and Digital Studies, a member of the inaugural cohort of the NYU Institute for Public Interest Technology, a 2021–2022 Faculty Fellow at Data & Society as part of a cohort focused on race and technology, and a former Fellow at Data for Progress.

Carol Davids, Adjunct Industry Professor, Computer Science, and Director, Real-Time Communications Lab at Illinois Tech will moderate the discussion.