Social Justice Series: Session 6
Topic: Technology as an Accelerant
Synopsis: An examination of the social and racial implications of artificial intelligence, predictive algorithms and their impact on health equity and criminal justice.
Speaker: Steven Renderos
Steven Renderos is Executive Director of MediaJustice, a national racial justice organization that advances media and technology rights of people of color. Steven has led campaigns with MediaJustice that lowered the cost of prison phone calls, secured net neutrality rules, and got Donald Trump kicked off of Twitter. Steven is a regular commentator on media, technology, and racial justice, appearing in the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and The Guardian. He was a 2013 Rainbow PUSH Coalition Top Inspirational and Engaged Leader and a 2020 Rockwood Leadership Institute Fellow. In 2020 Steven was an advisor for Just Futures Law’s Take Back Tech Fellowship, and serves on the board of Americans for Financial Reform.
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