For Immediate Release – November 13, 2019
Garden City, NY – Nassau Community College will present the program Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code on Wednesday, December 4 at 12:30 p.m. in Room 252/253 of the College Center Building. During the program, Ruha Benjamin, professor, activist and author, cuts through tech industry hype to show how emerging technologies can reinforce white supremacy and deepen social inequity.
Ruha Benjamin, a professor in the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University, studies the social dimensions of science, technology and medicine. Her work provides tools for decoding tech promises with sociologically informed skepticism. Benjamin is the author of the recently published Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code, which presents the concept of the “New Jim Code” and shows how algorithms and technology innovations can perpetuate institutional racism.
For more information about Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code, which is free, open to the public and accessible to the disabled, call 516.572.7148 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Members of the public who plan to park their cars on campus should stop by the Public Safety Office to get a campus parking permit.
About Nassau Community College
Nassau Community College is an institution where more than 18,000 full-time, part-time, Workforce Development and continuing education students start and continue their successful journey through higher education. More than 80 fields of study are offered on a 225-acre campus located in the center of Long Island. As the largest single-campus two-year college in New York State, Nassau Community College maintains a national reputation for excellence. For more information, visit www.ncc.edu.