Resources

INSTITUTES AND CENTERS

AI Now Institute

Black Tech Futures Research Institute

Data & Society Research Institute

Berkman Klein Center for Internet Studies at Harvard

Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton

UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry

TECH AND SOCIAL JUSTICE INITIATIVES (from ruhabenjamin.com)

Algorithmic Justice League: aims to highlight algorithmic bias through media, art, and science; provide space for people to voice concerns and experiences with coded bias; develop practices for accountability during the design, development, and deployment of coded systems.

Allied Media Projects: Through hosted conferences and project sponsorship, the Allied Media Network is a nonprofit organization committed to supporting the communication media sector in creating more “just, creative and collaborative world” that is committed to social justice.

Center for Media Justice:Aims to build a powerful movement for a more just and participatory media and digital world—with racial equity and human rights for all.

Chupadatos: This project gathers stories from across Latin America about the mass collection and processing of data that governments, businesses and we ourselves carry out to monitor our cities, homes, wallets and bodies.

ColorCoded: A tech learning space that centers historically-excluded people in the co-teaching, co-creation, and co-ownership of new technologies.

Data 4 Black Lives: an group of various multidisciplinary organizers who aim to use data to “create concrete and measurable change in the lives of black people. By convening an annual conference, the group speaks to data scientists, policy makers, researchers, students, parents and more to “chart out a new future for data science.”

Design Justice: Design Justice network members rethink design processes, center people who are normally marginalized by design, and use collaborative, creative practices to address the deepest challenges our communities face.

Equitable Internet Initiative: The program’s mission is to ensure that more Detroit residents have the ability to leverage online access and digital technology for social and economic development.

Ida B. Wells Just Data Lab: Brings together students, educators, activists, and artists to develop a critical and creative approach to data conception, production, and circulation. Our aim is to rethink and retool data for justice.

#MoreThanCode, by the tech for social justice project, is a “participatory action research project intended to better understand the types of work currently being done with technology for social justice (and more broadly, in the public interest), as well as the pathways people take into this work.”

Stop LAPD Spying Coalition, promotes public participation and dialogue on police spying and surveillance, demystifying the issues and helping people relate to them personally.