2021 Tech and Racial Equity Conference: Anti-Racist Technologies for a Just Future
May 19 - 20th, 2021 - 10:00 am to 5:30 pm PDT
Rapidly developing technologies can be an unprecedented force for good, but too often codify and amplify existing forms of racial inequality, discrimination, and bias. This free, online conference brings together researchers, policymakers, technologists, and advocates to address technology’s new threats to racial equity and new tools for a more just future.
Panelists will discuss smart cities and racial justice, built-in bias in digital tools such as Blockchain and Digital ID, community organizing and accountability, and worker equity in digital food supply chains. The conference will finish with a keynote discussion with Princeton scholar Ruha Benjamin, author of Race After Technology and Captivating Technology: Race, Carceral Technoscience, and Liberatory Imagination in Everyday Life.
The conference is sponsored by the Stanford Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, The Digital Civil Society Lab at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, and Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence.