IN-PERSON - Ruha Benjamin | Viral Justice: How We Grow the World We Want

Tue, October 11, 2022 7:30 P.M.
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In conversation with Marc Lamont Hill

Ruha Benjamin is the author of Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code, a “galvanizing” and “inventive and wide-ranging” (The Nation) study at how new technologies reinforce social inequities. Also the author of many scholarly publications, she is a professor of African American studies at Princeton University, where she is the founding director of the Ida B. Wells Just Data Lab. Benjamin’s work has been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, CNN, The Root, and Vox, among numerous other media outlets. Part manifesto, part memoir, Viral Justice offers a pragmatic yet poetic framework to understand the ways in which our minor everyday choices can add up to larger societal growth.

The Steve Charles Chair in Media, Cities and Solutions at Temple University, Marc Lamont Hill is the host of BET News and the Coffee and Books podcast. The recipient of honors from the National Association of Black Journalists, GLAAD, and the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, he is the author of six books, including Beats, Rhymes, and Classroom LifeNobody: Casualties of America's War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond; and Except for Palestine: The Limits of Progressive Politics.

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Books will be available for purchase at the library on event night.
A book signing will follow the presentation.
Books provided by Uncle Bobbie's Coffee and Books

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