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The Logic School wants to teach tech workers activism

Ultimately, the goal of the school is laudable: offering the kind of people who are likely to throw their hands up and say ‘if only I could do something’ the means and techniques to do just that, whether that is through advocacy, identification or ideas for how to speak out in situations where that’s needed. The school goes through a range of writing and current research in tech and the broader tech industry, including on topics such as critical race theory, economics and sociology. In addition to a learning element, the school builds a cohort of colleagues who are all banded together to a common goal: working toward a more equitable goal. Lecturers include folks like Clarissa Redwine from the Kickstarter Union Oral History, Alex Hanna and Timnit Gebru from Distributed AI Research Institute (DAIR), Ari Melenciano from Afrotectopia/NYU/Google Creative Lab, Blunt from Hacking//Hustling, Erin McElroy, Assistant Professor of American Studies at UT Austin, Anti-Eviction Mapping Project and Shazeda Ahmed, Princeton University, Center for Information Technology Policy. If this sounds exciting to you, apply quickly — applications close tomorrow. The Logic School wants to teach tech workers activism by Haje Jan Kamps originally published on TechCrunch


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