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Past Events

Member event Last of the Month: Race and Tech Book Club

Last of the Month: Race and Tech Book Club

On the last Thursday of every month, AI for the People invites an author to discuss the latest books on race and tech.

We believe the first step towards moving towards just technological futures is by developing a shared knowledge base and we want to invite you in.

The sessions take place at 9am PST/ noon EST/ 5pm in London and 9pm in Mumbai.

We would like to invite you to the discussion.

Member event Future of Citizenry: Inspiration Event: Speaking Truth to Power

Future of Citizenry: Inspiration Event: Speaking Truth to Power

The COVID Policy Rapid Response Team is becoming the Future of Citizenry. We are imagining what it means to be a good citizen, building upon the multi-racial, -ethnic and -generational Black Lives Matter protests following the death of George Floyd.

We will be talking to Chaédria LaBouvier—then first Black person to curate an independent show at the Guggenheim, after mounting an exhibit around the painting Defacement by Jean Michel Basquiat. She is joining us to discuss speaking truth to power, after sparking the discussions about racism at the museum that are happening now.

It will take place at 9am PST / 11 CST / 12 EST / 5pm London / 9pm New Delhi.

Please click the link below to register for the event on Zoom.

Member event Designing Prismatic Black Radical Futures

Designing Prismatic Black Radical Futures

What happens when you put 10 Black innovators from around the world together for weekly video calls to imagine beautiful worlds? Let's find out this Sunday as the fellows share their learnings, ideas, lessons, dreams, and beyond from the past 6 weeks of research, conversation, and speculation.

Join us for a series of presentations and conversations on Designing Prismatic Black Radical Futures.

[Sunday Sept 13th, 2020 from 1-3pm EST via Zoom - sign up form attached]

Member event Inclusive Media Futures (Lecture Series)

Inclusive Media Futures (Lecture Series)

GSU CMII invites you to join this lecture series on inclusive media futures with Kamal Sinclair, Jessica Clark, Amelia Winger-Bearskin, Salome Asega, Sarah Wolozin, Paisley Smith, John Rich, Yasmin Elayat, Ari Melanciano, and Ahmed Best.

Based on the research and book, Making a New Reality by Kamal Sinclair and Jessica Clark, this series will discuss inclusive creative ecosystems/economies/media futures. Topics we hope to cover include creative labor, cultural artifacts, intellectual property, blockchain, access to technology, UBI, Afrofuturism, risk and entrepreneurship, and the circular economy.

Every Thursday at 4:00 PM ET on Zoom starting September 3rd until December 3rd.

Member event Future of Citzenry Inspiration Series: Conversation with Grace Lee & Marjan Safinia

Future of Citzenry Inspiration Series: Conversation with Grace Lee & Marjan Safinia

The GoFA Policy and Advocacy Task Force has become the Future of Citizenry, in which we envision a future where we ALL advocate for justice and equity for the most marginalized groups in society.

In order to move our audiences to action we are meeting with change makers whose work inspires people to #StepIntoYourPower.

We invite you to a conversation with award winning documentary film makers Grace Lee & Marjan Safinia, along with voting rights activist Nse Ufot to discuss their most recent documentary She Could Be Next.

Please watch before coming to the conversation. It is streaming for free here until the end of July:

The conversation takes place at 9am PST / 12pm EST / 5pm in London.

Member event The Future Made By Us: Workshop Series

The Future Made By Us: Workshop Series

You’ve made your wish for the future. What comes next? You might already be making change or thinking about how to help your community – and you know there’s a long road ahead for creating and sustaining the nation you want to live in. Made By Us can help you get there, putting history in your hands to shape the future. We invite you to join this virtual workshop series: tapping into our own power to shape the future requires us to zoom out to see the bigger context across history and our present systems, as well as zoom in to get real about what we’re willing to take on. In each session, we’ll share a different technique that futurists and innovators use to connect vision to action.

Member event Discussion on Techno-Racism and Human Rights with the UN Special Rapporteur on Racism.

Discussion on Techno-Racism and Human Rights with the UN Special Rapporteur on Racism.

The Digital Welfare State and Human Rights Project, based at the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU Law, presents an event together with the Special Rapporteur about her recent report to the UN Human Rights Council on racial discrimination and emerging digital technologies. This event and report come at a moment of international crises, including a global wave of protests and human rights activism against police brutality and system racism after the killing of George Floyd and a pandemic which, among many other tragic impacts, has laid bare how deeply embedded inequality, racism, xenophobia and intolerance are in our societies.

Guild event Futurist Writers’ Room: 20 Decades of 2020

Futurist Writers’ Room: 20 Decades of 2020

Join the Futurist Writers' Room for a series of online gatherings to "imagine the past and remember the future." Co-creating speculative histories and futures is a powerful way to better understand our role in the present. A discourse has emerged during this pandemic about how to “get back to normal.” But do we really want to get back to normal? Do we want a reset to the former status quo? Or do we want to imagine new normals in which cultural, economic and political systems are designed for greater levels of trust, justice, inclusion, equity, beauty, and balance with the earth? The Futurist Writers' Room will take attendees into possible futures through the power of collective imagination and ask them to co-create a new reality.

Guild event Guild of Future Architects Inaugural Convening

Guild of Future Architects Inaugural Convening

Join us on Thursday, November 7, 2019 in Brooklyn for the inaugural convening of the Guild of Future Architects, supported generously by Ford Foundation’s JustFilms and NYU's Tisch Future Imagination Fund.

Guild event Future Imagination Summit

Future Imagination Summit

You’re invited to join a dynamic collective of people from art, media, technology, and academia to coordinate a shared mission to catalyze an inclusive and democratized imagination of the future.