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Virginia Eubanks author, UAlbany professor, and social justice activist

  • University Club of Albany 141 Washington Avenue Albany, NY, 12210 USA (map)

Virginia Eubanks author, UAlbany professor, and social justice activist, will discuss her book, Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police and Punish the Poor (2018), during a talk at 7 p.m. Friday, October 19, at the University Club of Albany, 141 Washington Avenue, Albany.

Eubanks is an asssociate professor of political science and women’s studies. Automating Inequality, a revelatory investigation of the impacts of data mining, policy algorithms, and predictive risk models on working class people, won praise from The New York Times Book Review: "Riveting (an accomplishment for a book on technology and policy). Its argument should be widely circulated, to poor people, social service workers and policymakers, but also throughout the professional classes. Everyone needs to understand that technology is no substitute for justice.”

Bestselling author Naomi Klein said, “This book is downright scary — but with its striking research and moving, indelible portraits of life in the ‘digital poorhouse,’ you will emerge smarter and more empowered to demand justice.”

For more information, contact The University Club at 518-463-1151.