Data for Social Justice Symposium

Several groups across campus at Phillips Academy are working on an interdisciplinary initiative for this Spring:  ‘Data for Social Justice Symposium’. This day-long program aims to examine the role that data takes in our lives.  From the micro realm of personal data and privacy, to the use of data to both justify and expose problematic policing practices in communities of color, we use information in a variety of ways.  We hope to engage in learning and discussing the different ways in which data can be used, analyzed, and collected:  swaying elections, revealing systemic injustice, improving healthcare systems, impacting cultural change, framing issues and reflections… Understanding the role and utilization of data also calls for a strong analysis on limitations, bias, and ethical considerations.

Save the Date:  Saturday March 28th, 2020