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In Pursuit of Data Justice with Tawana Petty (Virtual Event)

Wednesday, February 7, 2024 18:00to19:30

Virtual event. Please register on Eventbrite. Everyone who signs up via eventbrite will also be emailed the zoom link 3 days before the event, again 1 day before the event, and 15 minutes before the event. You must sign up on eventbrite for the zoom link.

This talk seeks to heighten the contradictions and deepen the questions that arise when under-resourced communities are forced into data trade-offs for access to institutions, services, and life sustaining resources with little or no potential to refuse their engagement.

Petty is an alumni fellow of the Digital Civil Society Lab at Stanford PACS, the Detroit Equity Action Lab, and Art Matters, and has been a convening member of the Detroit Digital Justice Coalition since 2016. She also serves as the founding Executive Director of Petty Propolis, a Black women-led artist incubator primarily focused on cultivating visionary resistance through poetry, literacy and literary workshops, anti-racism facilitation, and community-centered initiatives.

She is a former co-lead of Our Data Bodies and has previously served as National Organizing Director at Data for Black Lives and Director of Policy and Advocacy for the Algorithmic Justice League.

Petty has been honored with several awards. She was honored with a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition and with Wayne State University’s Center for Peace and Conflict Studies Peacemaker Award in 2018. In 2021, she was named one of 100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics, and in 2023, Petty was honored with the AI Policy Leader in Civil Society Award by the Center for AI and Digital Policy.

This event is also part of the 6th Season of Disrupting Disruptions: the Feminist and Accessible Publishing and Communications Technologies Speaker and Workshop Series, organized by Dr. Alex Ketchum. Our series was made possible thanks to our sponsors: SSHRC, Digital Citizen Research, the Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies (IGSF), the DIGS Lab, Milieux, Initiative for Indigenous Futures, ReQEF, and more.

There is no fee required to attend this event. It will be professionally live captioned.

You can watch other past events here.

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