Social Justice Series: Session 4
Topic: The Digital Divide as a Social Determinant of Health
Synopsis: A discussion on the digital divide as a social determinant of health and models for expanding affordable broadband access to advance civil and human rights and gender equity.
Speaker: Maya Wiley, JD
Maya Wiley is a renowned expert on racial justice and equity. She is Senior Vice President for Social Justice at the New School University and Cohen Professor of Public and Urban Policy at the New School’s Milano School of Management, Policy & Environment. As an expert on Digital Equity, she founded the university’s Digital Equity Laboratory. Wiley is a Legal Analyst for NBC News and MSNBC, and has written numerous editorials for The Guardian, Time Magazine, Essence.Com, and Fast Company. She served as chief legal advisor to Mayor Bill DeBlasio of New York City and as a member of his Senior Cabinet. Wiley was at the helm of Mayor DeBlasio project to expand affordable broadband access across New York. She holds a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law and a B.A from Dartmouth College.
Our annual lecture series is given by experts in the field of public policy, public health and social justice to help our students and community understand the upstream root causes, implications, opportunities and solutions of social determinants of health. Learn more about our upcoming Social Justice Series Sessions.