Seminar Title: Harnessing Technology to Empower Marginalized Communities
Banatao Auditorium, 310 Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (PST)
Abstract: This talk will focus on tools for mapping, monitoring and sharing information about environmental and human rights abuses.
Emily Jacobi is Executive Director and Founder of Digital Democracy. Digital Democracy’s mission is to empower marginalized communities to use technology to defend their rights. As technology becomes cheaper and more accessible, we believe it can and should be used to bring more voices to the table. Digital Democracy helps our partners achieve transformative change and works toward a world where all people can participate in decisions that govern their lives.
Free and open to the public, the CITRIS Research Exchange Seminar Series is a weekly dialogue highlighting leading voices on societal-scale research issues. Each one-hour seminar starts at 12pm PST and is hosted live in the Banatao Auditorium at Sutardja Dai Hall on the UC Berkeley campus (*unless otherwise noted). Lunch is provided at UC Berkeley for those who register in advance.
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- CITRIS @ Merced: 322-Willow, Classroom and Office Building (COB), UC Merced
- CITRIS @ Santa Cruz: Room 595B, Engineering 2 Building, Baskin School of Engineering, UC Santa Cruz
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