Social Justice and Tech Reading Group

The Social Justice and Tech Reading Group is co-sponsored by Sara Fine Institute at School of Computing and Information and the Research Ethics and Society Initiative (RESI). All students, staff, and faculty are invited to participate in discussions of recently published texts that explore technology and implications on health and well-being, data ethics, and designing for social justice. The Social Justice and Tech Reading Group will engage with a new text each semester.

Spring 2021 Reading Group

In the spring 2021 semester, we will read Ruha Benjamin's celebrated Race After Technology (Polity, 2019). 

The Social Justice and Tech reading group will meet three times in the spring semester to discuss sections of Benjamin's Race After Technology. These discussions be facilitated by members of the University community. These meetings will be virtual. You do not need to attend all three to participate.

●      Friday, January 29, 12-1pm (Introduction and Chapter 1); Register here

●      Friday, February 12, 12-1pm (Chapters 2 and 3); Register here

●      Friday, February 26, 12-1pm (Chapters 4 and 5); Register here

Please register to join the Social Justice and Tech Reading Group virtual meetings on January 29, February 12, and February 26. You will receive log-in details for the Zoom calls after registering.

We are pleased to provide a print copy of Race After Technology to 10 students who register for the January 29 meeting before January 8 January 20. In addition, the University Library System has several ebook copies available to Pitt users through the database Overdrive