Coded Bias Activist Kit

By The LLNE Service Committee

Don’t forget to register for the June 11th screening and discussion of the acclaimed documentary Coded Bias. The event starts at 7pm EST:  tinyurl.com/xr5dm9wf.

The documentary “investigates the bias in algorithms after M.I.T. Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini uncovered flaws in facial recognition technology.”  The screening will be followed by a panel discussion at 8:30pm EST featuring LLNE President (and LISP Education co-chair) Nicole Dyszlewski (moderator), Sarah Lamdan, and Susan Nevelow Mart. 

The Law Librarians of New England (LLNE) Service Committee is highlighting resources in conjunction with the film.  The filmmaker, Shalini Kantayya, has compiled an activist toolkit for those interested in becoming advocates for “algorithmic justice.” If any LISP members would like to get involved, page 24 of the toolkit lists recommended organizations to which you can subscribe and make donations.

Another way to get involved is by signing the Universal Declaration of Data Rights as Human Rights, which was developed by the Coded Bias team. Upon signature, your name and zip code are sent to U.S. elected officials. The LLNE Service Committee is encouraging members to sign the declaration if they are interested in further supporting this cause.

For more information on Coded Bias, please visit https://www.codedbias.com/.