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Rapidly developing technologies can be an unprecedented force for good, but too often codify and amplify existing forms of racial inequality, discrimination, and bias. This free, online conference brings together researchers, policymakers, technologists, and advocates to address technology’s new threats to racial equity and new tools for a more just future.

The virtual conference will conclude with the 16th Annual Anne & Loren Kieve Distinguished Lecture by Ruha Benjamin, Professor of African American studies at Princeton University, founding director of the Ida B. Wells Just Data Lab and author of Race After Technology.

The conference is sponsored by the Stanford Center for Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity (CCSRE), Digital Civil Society Lab (DCSL) at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, and Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI).

Professor of African American studies at Princeton University, founding director of the Ida B. Wells Just Data Lab and author of Race After Technology

Director of We Be Imagining, Columbia University’s The American Assembly

Technology integrator, member of the IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems, and CCSRE/DCSL/HAI Practitioner Fellow

Renata Avila

International human rights lawyer, co-founder A+ Alliance, and CCSRE/DCSL/HAI Practitioner Fellow

Lucy Bernholz

Director, Stanford Digital Civil Society Lab

Peter Blook

General Coordinator and founder of Rhizomatica

Laia Bonet

Deputy Mayor of Barcelona for the 2030 Agenda, the Digital Transition and International Relations

Francesca Bria

President, Italian National Innovation Fund, and former CTO, City of Barcelona

Nina Da Hora

Computer Scientist and educator (Brazil)

Samir Doshi

Food and Land Sovereignty organizer, former Senior Scientist and Deputy Division Chief for USAID's Global Development Lab, and CCSRE/DCSL/HAI Practitioner Fellow

Michele  Elam

William Robertson Coe Professor in the Humanities at Stanford University, associate director of Stanford HAI, CCSRE Faculty Affiliate

Jaime Garcia

Registered Nurse and Organizer at Stop LAPD Spying Coalition

Sucheta Ghoshal

Assistant Professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington

Andrea Ixchíu Hernández

Maya K'iche' journalist, land protector, human rights activist, and self-professed geek at #hackeocultual

Bill Maurer

Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Professor of anthropology; criminology, law and society; and law at the University of California, Irvine

Erik Nicholson

Founding Partner of Pandion Strategies, former National Vice President for United Farm Workers

David Selassie Opoku

Farmer and technologist from Ghana working at the intersection of food systems, technology, and education, co-founder and director of technology at Growing Gold Farms, and CCSRE/DCSL Practitioner Fellow

Juan Ortiz

Researcher at JustLabs and Affiliate at Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard

Shakeer Rahman

Lawyer and community organizer with the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition and CCSRE/DCSL Practitioner Fellow

Elizabeth M. Renieris

Human Rights Fellow, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and CCSRE/DCSL Practitioner Fellow

Sarah Rotz

Assistant Professor of Environmental and Urban Change, York University

Nina Dewi Toft Djanegara

Ph.D. Candidate in Anthropology and CCSRE Tech and Racial Equity Fellow at Stanford

Dr. Kortney Ziegler

Entrepreneur, founder of Appolition and Green Kandle Academy, and CCSRE/DCSL Practitioner Fellow