the greater good

the greater good

#justice: Using Technology to Create Social Change

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Can technological tools and culture be combined for the greater good? To what extent can we control the technology we create and influence? Kimberly “Dr. Goddess” Ellis and David Iberkleid are two online strategists who have used social media and emerging technology to empower African American and Latino communities. Champion of “Black Twitter,” the online subculture gone viral, Dr. Ellis aka @DrGoddess helped solidify Twitter as a main source of news for African Americans and is a complex, multilayered powerhouse. Iberkleid has designed various platforms and apps to help underserved communities share time-critical information with each other and combat racial profiling by police. Journalist Molly Adams will join them for a conversation about successes and challenges in using technology to create social change. This program is generously underwritten by The Chicago Community Trust. This program was recorded on November 8, 2015 as part of the 26th annual Chicago Humanities Festival, Citizens: http://chf.to/2015Citizens See upcoming CHF events: http://chicagohumanities.org Help us subtitle and translate our videos: http://chf.to/SubtitleCHF Subscribe for more thought-provoking videos: http://chf.to/SubscribeCHF Support CHF with a donation: http://chf.to/Support-CHF Follow CHF on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Chi_Humanities Like CHF on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/chicagohumanities Subscribe to the CHF podcast on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/chicago-humanities-festival/id303222991 Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/H6Lg/