Can Technology Serve Social Justice?
That is the question that Dr. Virginia Eubanks of the State University of New York at Albany will ask during her free public lecture on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at 5:30PM at the Champaign Public Library, 200 West Green Street. In this talk, Dr. Eubanks will reflect on fifteen years of efforts with three grassroots organizations–Our Knowledge, Our Power: Surviving Welfare, the Popular Technology Workshops, and Women at the YWCA Making Social Movement– to make technology serve the needs of oppressed and exploited people in the United States.
Virginia Eubanks is the author of Digital Dead End: Fighting for Social Justice in the Information Age (MIT Press, 2011), and the cofounder of two grassroots community organizations focused on making technology serve social and economic justice: Our Knowledge, Our Power: Surviving Welfare (OKOP) and the Popular Technology Workshops. She teaches in the Department of Women’s Studies at the University at Albany, SUNY.
Sponsored by the proposed Center for Digital Inclusion, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, with generous support from the Center for Advanced Study
Co-sponsored by Action Research Illinois, the Gender and Women’s Studies Program, the Mix IT Up! Youth Advocacy Project funded by the US Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Women’s Resources Center at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
With the Champaign County Health Care Consumers and the Independent Media Center
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