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GPS: Dr. Ruha Benjamin Using Science for Good: Innovation, Inequality and Imagination in the 21st Century

  • March 01, 2018
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Glenbard South High School, 23W200 Butterfield Rd., Glen Ellyn

Dr Benjamin is an activist, social scientist, and a professor of African American studies at Princeton UniversityFrom medicine to finance to education- science and technology seek to address a variety of human problems by producing data and tools to help us understand ourselves and our world. “But without careful consideration of the social dimensions of innovation,” says Dr. Benjamin, “we risk reinforcing longstanding forms of inequity and injustice, and even producing new forms of discrimination that are hidden behind a veneer of technological neutrality.” Benjamin  will examine a range of contemporary issues at the nexus of data and democracy, so that, as she says, “we can think together about the social values embedded in these platforms and systems. My aim is to expand our collective imagination around what counts as relevant and meaningful to public debate on science, technology, and education, so that a greater array of citizens can contribute to the design of the world we collectively inhabit.”

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Sponsored by DuPage County Branch-NAACP, College of DuPage and DuPage Regional Office of Education

College of DuPage
1223 Rickert Dr.
Naperville, IL 60540
(331) 462-2876 or  (331) 46ACTSO

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