Ruha Benjamin speaks at the Nassau Club for the Princeton Regional Chamber breakfast on Wednesday, June 21, 7:30 a.m. With this topic: Beyond Buzzwords: Innovation, Inequity, and Imagination in the 21st Century, she will challenge the business community: “Without carefully considering the social dimensions of innovation, we risk reinforcing longstanding forms of inequity and injustice, and even producing new forms of discrimination.
This is an opportunity for Not in Our Town Princeton to be more widely known in the business community. Those who attend NIOT Princeton events can register for the breakfast at a reduced price ($25) by identifying yourself as being from NIOT, link here. You may use your own business cards for networking from 7:30 to 8, when the hot breakfast buffet is served. The program is 8:30-9:30.
The racial literacy series that Ruha Benjamin presented at the Princeton Public Library was extraordinarily well received. For the chamber, she will examine a range of contemporary issues at the nexus of data and democracy, so that, as she says, “we can think together about the social values embedded in these platforms and systems. My aim is to expand our collective imagination around what counts as relevant and meaningful to public debate on Big Data, so that a greater array of citizens can contribute to the design of the world we collectively inhabit.”