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26 Sep


Architects of Justice the Podcast: Episode 4: Digital Diversity

September 26, 2017 | By |

In an age where the internet is increasingly essential for education, job searching, banking and even ordering your morning coffee, the justice sector is under pressure to use more technology. But how does this affect those who don’t have regular access to a computer or the internet?

According to a 2016 report from ACORN Canada, 59% of low income earners surveyed have dipped into other budgets to pay their internet bills. Will new justice technologies risk leaving some people out of the system, or can they overcome the digital divide?

In this episode, we speak with technologists, community organizers and justice sector leaders, Michael Gottheil, Monica Goyal, Amina Juma, Julie Mathews, and Gabe Sawhney. They explore the link between technology and justice and demonstrate the need for diversifying problem solvers and perspectives in order to reflect the realities of people’s lives.

To the Architects of Justice Podcast main page for more episodes.


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