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Tuesday, April 17 • 9:00am - 1:00pm
New Ways of Thinking About Digital Equity LIMITED

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This workshop invites discussion on new ways of thinking about digital equity in response to presentations by three research teams who are analyzing key aspects of digital equity: information access, information poverty, and a feminist ethics of care. Participants will learn about a variety of methodological approaches being applied to urgent needs for information equity across the United States. Workshop attendees will contribute to shaping future investigations through interactions with the panelists. The research teams aim to disseminate their findings to a broad audience, so presentations will be lively and informal.

Speakers
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Barbara Jones

Affiliated Faculty of CDI, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Barbara M. Jones is an Affiliate of the School of Information, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.She was previously the Director of the Office for Intellectual Freedom, and the Executive Director of the Freedom to Read Foundation, at the American Library Association in C... Read More →
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Emily Knox

Assistant Professor, School of Information Sciences,, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Emily is an assistant professor in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. | | Emily serves on the boards of the Association for Information Science & Technology, Freedom to Read Foundation and the National Coalition Against Censorsh... Read More →
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Colin Rhinesmith

Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science, Simmons College
Colin Rhinesmith is an assistant professor in the School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College and a faculty associate with the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.
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CM! Winters

Assistant Professor & Department Chairperson, City Colleges of Chicago, Malcolm X College Library
:: CM! Winters is a Librarian and an Advisor for the Chicago Blockchain Project. She is a firm believer in the honest broker approach and a staunch advocate for innovative civic engagement projects, especially utilizing her subject expertise in blockchain technology, organized l... Read More →
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Martin Wolske

Director, Center for Digital Inclusion, iSchool, UIUC
Martin came to the Graduate School of Library and Information Science in 1995 to serve as the first full-time systems administrator for Prairienet Community Network, where we looked at ways to bring this relatively new thing called the Internet to the community to foster stronger... Read More →