Social Justice Series: Session 1
Topic: New Jim Code? Innovation, Imagination, and Inequity in the Digital Age
Synopsis: A groundbreaking analysis on race, technology, and social justice, focusing on big structural changes necessary for heath equity.
Speaker: Ruha Benjamin, PhD
Photo Credit: Cyndi Shattuck
Dr. Benjamin is Alexander Stewart Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, founding director of the Ida B. Wells Just Data Lab, and author of the award-winning books Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code (2019) andViral Justice: How We Grow the World We Want(2022). Ruha earned a BA in Sociology and Anthropology from Spelman College, MA and PhD in Sociology from UC Berkeley, and completed postdoctoral fellowships at UCLA’s Institute for Society & Genetics and Harvard’s Science, Technology & Society Program.
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.