2018 Workshop


Thursday, December 6th

SAFIYA NOBLE LECTURE: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm, 10 East Pyne

“Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism”

In Algorithms of OppressionHow Search Engines Reinforce Racism Safiya Umoja Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities, and activities. Data discrimination is a real social problem; Noble argues that the combination of private interests in promoting certain sites, along with the monopoly status of a relatively small number of Internet search engines, leads to a biased set of search algorithms that privilege whiteness and discriminate against people of color, specifically women of color.

Join us for a wine and cheese reception immediately after.


Friday, December 7th

All day workshop: Center for Digital Humanities (Firestone Library, Floor B)

09:00 am - 10:00 am Breakfast

10:00 am - 10:30 am Welcome & Introductions

10:30 am - 12:00 pm Roundtable 1: Housing + Economic Justice

12:00pm - 01:00 pm Lunch

01:00 pm - 02:30 pm Roundtable 2: Public Health + Environmental Justice

02:30 pm - 02:45 pm Break

02:45 pm - 04:15 pm Roundtable 3: Policing + Abolition

04:15 pm - 04:30 pm Break

04:30 pm - 05:00 pm Closing Discussion