[Libs-Or] Please join us at Reed for Black Celebration Month speaker Safiya Noble
infoliberty at gmail.com
Tue Feb 11 18:39:18 PST 2020
Dr. Noble is a fabulous speaker. If y'all missed her when Lewis and Clark
invited her to present the Sherrer Lecture a few years ago, please don't
miss this opportunity now.
On Wed, Feb 12, 2020 at 12:58 AM Dena Hutto <dhutto at reed.edu> wrote:
> Reed College Library is co-sponsoring this event next week .... please
> join us! -- Dena
> Black Celebration Month: Algorithms of Oppression
> *Join us February 20th, 2020 at 6:30pm *
> As part of Black Celebration Month, Reed College presents Dr. Safiya
> Noble, best-selling author of Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines
> Reinforce Racism. Dr. Noble will discuss data discrimination and show how
> search engines like Google use a biased set of search algorithms that
> privilege whiteness and discriminate against people of color, specifically
> women of color. Event is free and open to the public.
> In Algorithms of Oppression, Safiya Umoja Noble challenges the idea that
> search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of
> ideas, identities, and activities. Data discrimination is a real social
> problem; Noble argues that the combination of private interests in
> promoting certain sites, along with the monopoly status of a relatively
> small number of Internet search engines, leads to a biased set of search
> algorithms that privilege whiteness and discriminate against people of
> color, specifically women of color.
> Dena Hutto
> Norman F. Carrigg College Librarian
> Reed College
> 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd.
> Portland, OR 97202
> Office: (503) 777-7572
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