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2021 DoSER Spring Newsletter

Lilah Sloane-Barrett

The 2021 DoSER Spring Newsletter included announcements about our 25th anniversary celebration, recordings and articles from our 2020 Holiday Lecture…
A scientist wearing a lab coat is talking to a group of people in a science laboratory.
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AAAS celebrates 25 years connecting science and religion

Becky Ham

The AAAS DoSER program is celebrating 25 years of connecting science and religion on June 15 with a free virtual…
Panelists Neddy Astudillo, Ingrid Waldron, Raj Pandya, and Ibrahim Abdul-Matin speaking at the AAAS 2021 Annual Meeting
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Science, Religion, and Community Partnerships Improve Environmental Justice Efforts

Lilah Sloane-Barrett

DoSER hosted a session on "Pursuing Environmental Justice through Science and Religion" at the 2021 AAAS Annual Meeting. It focused…
Zoom screenshot of Dr. Rob O'Malley,Dr. Whitney Battle-Baptiste, Dr. Jada Benn Torres, and Rev. Dr. Robert A. Turner
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Silenced Stories Given New Voice with the Help of Science

McKenzie Prillaman

On February 10, 2021, DoSER hosted a AAAS Annual Meeting session that explored how scientific tools have supported the revitalization…
Science: The Wide Angle Film Series 2
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Science: The Wide Angle Film Series

AAAS DoSER, in collaboration with Fourth Line Films, has produced an exciting series of short films to spark discussion of…
Technology’s Built-In Machine Bias Reflects Racism, Scholar Says
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Race to the Future: Values and Vision in the Design of Technology and Society

Dr. Ruha Benjamin explores the effects of machine bias and systemic racism in modern technology and how technology is often…
Rosita Kaaháni Worl leans against a cubicle wall, crossing her arms and smiling at the camera
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Rosita Kaaháni Worl

We spoke with Rosita Kaaháni Worl about her work documenting a traditional Indigenous Alaskan ceremony, and Indigenous Alaskan cultural knowledge…
Race to the Future? Values and Vision in the Design of Technology and Society Part 4
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“Change is made in the smallest lines of code” — Ruha Benjamin excerpt, 4 of 4

Dr. Ruha Benjamin explores what needs to be done to change the design of racist technology and how faith traditions…
Race to the Future? Values and Vision in the Design of Technology and Society Part 3
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“The new jim code” — Ruha Benjamin excerpt, 3 of 4

Dr. Ruha Benjamin explores the effects of machine bias and systemic racism in modern technology as well as the implications…
Race to the Future? Values and Vision in the Design of Technology and Society Part 2
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“Racism distorts vision” — Ruha Benjamin excerpt, 2 of 4

Dr. Ruha Benjamin explores the effects of machine bias and systemic racism in modern technology as well as the implications…