Tech as a Tool for Liberation: Why Tech is so Vital to Low Income Communities

Damon Packwood
Saturday, 9:30 am to 11:00 am -- Rm. F-255

This workshop will revolve around examining the current tech media narrative and how its content currently shuts out people of color from this conversation. The dialogue lacks relatable language to communities of color and fails to cater to existing issues that affect them with technology shaping their social, political, economical, and environmental landscapes. Its important that have these critical discussions in order to address the cultural disconnect of technology. We will look at the potential impact on these communities and develop solutions to these issues.