Events

Joint Center Talks About AI Bias on FIU Podcast ‘Tech Conversations’

Joint Center Technology Policy Director Dr. Dominique Harrison joined FIU Ratcliffe Art +Design Incubator’s podcast, Tech Conversations to discuss platform accountability, broadband access privacy, algorithm experience, and how AI bias can “produce discriminatory outcomes for communities of color.” Listen to the full episode below.

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Joint Center Presents on Policy Challenges and Opportunities in Digital Equity

Joint Center Technology Policy Director Dr. Dominique Harrison presented an overview of policy challenges and opportunities in digital equity to the Workforce Matters Steering Committee. Dominique also shared insights from the Joint Center’s upcoming report on broadband in the Black Rural South. Watch her presentation below. Remarks by Dr. Dominique Harrison to the Workforce Matters…

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Joint Center Joints Panel at AARP Illinois’s Disrupt Disparities Summit

On April 27, Joint Center Technology Policy Director Dr. Dominique Harrison joined a panel at AARP Illinois’s Disrupt Disparities Summit: Advancing Racial Equity in Aging to discuss why aging adults need high-speed internet and technology tools. Learn more about the event, and watch Dominique’s panel (Day 2, APRIL 27) at the 1:50:18 mark, here.

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Joint Center and 24 Tech Policy and Civil Rights Groups Call on the FTC to Quickly Confirm Commissioners Who Will Advance Equity and Racial Justice

The Joint Center joined a coalition of 24 tech policy and civil rights groups calling on the Federal Trade Commission to quickly nominate and confirm commissioners who will advance equity and racial justice. The FTC should commit the agency to addressing data abuses that disproportionately affect marginalized communities. Read the letter here.

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Joint Center Discusses Diversity Among Biden-Harris Political Appointments at American Constitution Webinar

Joint Center President Spencer Overton joined the American Constitution Society’s webinar providing advice for lawyers interested in being politically appointed by the Biden-Harris administration. During the discussion, Spencer shared the state of diversity among political appointments so far compared to previous administrations and in comparison to the promise of the Biden-Harris Administration to have a…

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Joint Center Presents Congressional Staff Diversity Data at FiscalNote Webinar

Joint Center Senior Fellow of Diversity and Inclusion Dr. LaShonda Brenson presented recent Joint Center data on congressional staff diversity at FiscalNote’s webinar entitled How to Create a Diverse Capitol Hill and K Street. Other panelists included former Deputy Secretary of Labor for President Obama Chris Lu, Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies President…

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