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Doctor Nicol Turner Lee

Navigating Power and Inequality in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024; 6 - 8 p.m. PST
Location: Student Center Rm. 202
Who is Invited: Campus Community, Alumni, Public

 The 2024 Ethnic Studies Black History Month event at Stanislaus State will take place this year on Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. in person at the Turlock campus. In the face of existing anti-Black racism and power imbalances, AI and digital technologies are increasingly becoming tools that reinforce inequalities and injustices, disproportionately affecting marginalized communities. We believe it is important to make our students and the broader community aware of these issues and begin to explore ways to navigate the challenges they present. In this event, we explore the intersection of AI, digital technologies, and social justice, particularly focusing on how these tools can perpetuate anti-Black racism and power imbalances.

Dr. Nicol Turner Lee is a senior fellow in Governance Studies, the director of the Center for Technology Innovation and serves as Co-Editor-In-Chief of the TechTank blog and podcast at the Brookings Institution, which is a global think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C. Dr. Turner's research encompasses equitable access to technology across the U.S. and abroad. Her portfolio also includes leading Brookings institutional research and public policy work focused on the identification and mitigation of online biases in artificial intelligence systems. She has a forthcoming book on the U.S. digital divide titled Digitally Invisible: How the Internet is Creating the New Underclass (forthcoming 2024, Brookings Press). She has appeared throughout various news media, testified before Congress and international global governance bodies, and written extensively on tech and telecom issues. In 2022, she was recognized for distinguished career contributions by the American Sociological Association at the annual conference.  She has her B.A. from Colgate University, and her Ph.D. from Northwestern University.

Sponsored by the Department of Ethnic Studies.

World Social Work Day 2024

Safe and Sustainable Water Management For Menstrual Health and Hygiene.

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2024 | Time: 8 a.m. PT

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  • Key Note Speaker: Joy Makumbe, Eng. Civil, Water & Sanitation. Author - Tech Girl Diaries Zimbabwe
  • Dr. Sevaughn Banks, California State University, Stanislaus
  • Dr. Doris Boateng, California State University, Stanislaus
  • Dr. Abigail Mills, University of Ghana
  • Professor Sylvestine Gbessagee, African Methodist Episcopal University
  • Dr. Felicia Tuggle, Auburn University
Water is stirred inside a clear container.

Updated: February 22, 2024