Free

The Future of Data Justice: Community Power and Data-Driven Systems

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

The New School, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall

66 West 12th St

The Auditorium

New York, NY 10003

View Map

Event description

Description

March 28, 2019

Panel Discussion
10 - 11:15 AM (The Auditorium, 66 West 12th St, New York, NY)

Speakers: Seeta Peña Gangadharan, Tawana Petty, Tamika Lewis, Mariella Saba, Kim Reynolds

Moderator: Greta Byrum

What unique challenges do members of marginalized communities face when dealing with data-driven systems? What strategies and solutions safeguard them against pervasive forms of surveillance? To answer these questions, Digital Equity Lab, based at the Milano School of Public Policy at The New School, hosts Our Data Bodies (ODB) for a public discussion on March 28. Based in Charlotte’s, Detroit’s, and Los Angeles’ most marginalized urban neighborhoods, ODB has been in the field since 2015, consulting with community members about their experiences with data collection and data-driven systems. Its recently published Digital Defense Playbook: Community Power Tools for Reclaiming Data speaks to the future of data justice. To celebrate ODB and this work, this public panel will discuss inequality, privacy, surveillance, and data profiling; data justice research; community safety, and health.

Workshop
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM (Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street, New York, NY)

After the morning panel, Our Data Bodies is offering a participatory workshop for organizers, digital trainers, activists, and community technologists. Learn practical data justice skills for community safety and collective self-determination. Workshop participants will be ready to facilitate critical conversations in affected communities about what justice looks like in a data-driven world. Lunch provided for afternoon session attendees.


About the Speakers

Seeta Peña Gangadharan (Our Data Bodies)

A Filipino-Indian mother and research justice organizer, born in New Jersey and currently living and teaching in London.

Tawana Petty (Our Data Bodies)
A mother, anti-racist social justice organizer, author, and poet, born and raised in Detroit, Michigan.

Tamika Lewis (Our Data Bodies)
A Black Queer mother and community organizer focused on advancing Queer People of Color and marginalized communities towards liberation through the dismantling of capitalism and all its forms of currency.

Mariella Saba (Our Data Bodies)
A Palestinian and Mexican queer mother born and raised in Los Angeles, where she dedicates her life to community organizing, popular education, cultural work, and healing arts to collectively and creatively contribute to all life’s interconnected liberation.

Kim M Reynolds (Our Data Bodies)
A master’s student, freelance writer, community and arts organizer, and music lover sitting at the intersection of art, politics, community, and justice.

Greta Byrum (Digital Equity Lab)
Reimagines the way we design, build, control, and govern communications systems. Co-direcor of the Digital Equity Lab; co-chair of the NY Counts 2020 Tech & Tools Committee; board of the Metropolitan New York Libraries Council.

Full speaker bios available here.

The Digital Equity Lab Logo

Presented by The New School’s Digital Equity Lab and Our Data Bodies.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

The New School, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall

66 West 12th St

The Auditorium

New York, NY 10003

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved