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Deborah Raji · Tawana Petty · Nicolas Papernot · Piotr Sapiezynski · Aleksandra Korolova

Fri Jul 17 09:15 AM -- 10:00 AM (PDT) @

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Deborah Raji (AI Now Institute)
Tawana Petty (Detroit Community Technology Project/Our Data Bodies)

Tawana Petty is a mother, social justice organizer, youth advocate, poet and author. She is intricately involved in water rights advocacy, data and digital privacy education, and racial justice and equity work. She is Director of the Data Justice Program for the Detroit Community Technology Project and co-leads Our Data Bodies, a five-person team concerned with the ways our communities’ digital information is collected, stored, and shared by government and corporations. She is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Digital Civil Society Lab at Stanford PACS, a convening member of the Detroit Digital Justice Coalition, a co-founder of Riverwise Magazine, a racial equity facilitator with Detroit Equity Action Lab, and the organizer of an annual art festival and artist retreat in historic Idlewild, Michigan, which convenes over 30 artists, organizers, herbalists and innovators each year to create art, share healing practices and re-spirit each other and hundreds of community members. Tawana is the recipient of several awards, including the Spirit of Detroit Award, the Woman of Substance Award, Women Creating Caring Communities Award, Detroit Awesome Award, U of M Black Law Student Association’s Justice Honoree Award, was recognized as one of Who’s Who in Black Detroit in 2013 and 2015, the WSU Center for Peace and Conflict Studies’ Peacemaker Award, and a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition in 2018.

Nicolas Papernot (University of Toronto and Vector Institute)
Piotr Sapiezynski (Northeastern University)
Aleksandra Korolova (University of Southern California)

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