Book club meeting: Reading First 2 Chapters of "Data Feminism" Book
Prior to attending the session, participants should read first two chapters of the book "Data Feminism": introduction and chapter 1 (both available as open access from MIT Press). There will be a summary presented at the beginning as a refresher. The book introduces a new way to take back power using data science with intersectional feminist principles applied. This approach can be used to expose injustice and advocate for data ethics and justice.
We will discuss how to apply the principle of examining power (from chapter 1), which looks at who is left out of data science, who is overlooked and who is pushed out, in the spaces we occupy and institutions we belong to, in order to start addressing inequity and injustice, while keeping in mind the concepts of privilege hazards and designing with and not for the community. We will also answer some book club questions.
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