New speaker series examines intersection of tech & DEI

By | April 9, 2019

On Tuesday, April 16 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery will host the launch of the all new Academic Innovation at Michigan for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (AIM for DE&I) Speaker Series. This talk will be the first of four throughout April and May aimed at exploring issues at the intersections of teaching and learning; technology; and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Members of the Detroit Community Technology Project (DCTP) will kick off the series.

Title: Rooted in Community: The Equitable Internet Initiative

Description: Through the Equitable Internet Initiative we work to ensure that more Detroit residents have the tools to leverage digital technologies for social and economic development.  We do this by fostering the development of community rooted technologists, those who build, design and facilitate a healthy integration of technology into people’s lives and communities.

This session will examine:

  • How Digital Stewards, through the practice of common ownership, environmental and digital justice, openness, and skill building – bring their communities online
  • How we use collaborative design to engage our partners, communities and stakeholders
  • A brief history of the Detroit Digital Justice Coalition

Register for this AIM for DE&I session. All members of the U-M community including faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be provided.