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Virginia Eubanks - Automating Austerity - Digital Diversion in Unequal America

Event date/time: 

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 12:00pm

Place: 

Old Chapel

Virginia Eubanks is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University at Albany, SUNY. She is the author of Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor; Digital Dead End: Fighting for Social Justice in the Information Age; and co-editor, with Alethia Jones, of Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around: Forty Years of Movement Building with Barbara Smith. Her writing about technology and social justice has appeared in The American Prospect, The Nation, Harper’s and Wired. For two decades, Eubanks has worked in community technology and economic justice movements. Today, she is a founding member of the Our Data Bodies Project and a Fellow at New America. She lives in Troy, NY.

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Location: 

144 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA 01003
United States
144 Hicks Way Amherst MA