Friday, June 28, 2013

Public Lecture - Can Technology serve Social Justice?

The Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning  
and  The Centre for Social Justice and Well-Being
are delighted to welcome you to a

 Public Lecture
to be given by the leading scholar and activist

 Virginia Eubanks, Associate Professor, Women's Studies,
University at Albany, State University of New York

Can Technology Serve Social Justice?

at 4.30pm, on Wednesday 10th July 2013
 in Lecture Theatre 4, The Management School, Lancaster University


Despite widespread celebrations of Twitter Revolutions and social media activism, the relationship between new technology and the social justice goals of peace, freedom, equality and dignity for all people is deeply contradictory. In this talk, scholar-activist Virginia Eubanks will reflect on fifteen years of efforts with three grassroots organizations - Our Knowledge, Our Power: Surviving Welfare; the Popular Technology Workshops; and Women at the YWCA Making Social Movement - to make technology serve the needs of oppressed and exploited people in the United States.    


Virginia Eubanks is the author of Digital Dead End: Fighting for Social Justice in the Information Age, and the co-founder of a number of grassroots community organizations focused on making technology serve social and economic justice. She teaches in the Department of Women's Studies at the University at Albany, SUNY. In past lives, she edited the cyber-feminist 'zine Brillo and was active in the community technology center movements in the San Francisco Bay Area and Troy, NY.

Please note: spaces are limited for this event.
To reserve your seat: RSVP by email to Joanne Dickinson at jo.dickinson@lancaster.ac.uk