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Design from the Margins: Justice Informed Tech and MENA LGBTQ Communities

October 3, 2023

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

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WCC; 3016 Room

The way we design and build our technology can have significant global political, social, and human rights ramifications. Technology can be a tool for liberatory action or a tool for oppression – and communities who are most impacted by the harms of technology are also the ones least consulted. Join us for a conversation with Afsaneh Rigot to discuss her Design from the Margins methodology for a design process that centers the most impacted and marginalized users for better and more justice focused technology. She will also discuss her research and advocacy with queer communities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) as a guiding force in some of the most unique safety and privacy changes to tech in recent years. Kendra Albert, Clinical Instructor at the Cyberlaw Clinic at Harvard Law School, will moderate the discussion.

Hosted by the Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World, the Human Rights Program, the Cyberlaw Clinic at Harvard Law School, and HLS Advocates for Human Rights.

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