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Pushing Past Silence. Moving Beyond Words.

Originally Scheduled for April 17, 2020: 8:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

In order to reduce the risk to our students and community, we have decided to cancel this year’s Symposium.
Please join us next year for more related events!

#SILSSG2020 Schedule

The School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is sponsoring the 2020 Symposium on Information for Social Good. The theme of this year’s symposium is “Pushing Past Silence. Moving Beyond Words.”

The symposium is open to the public and will include panel discussions and a poster session. SILS graduate and undergraduate students will address advanced questions and problems related to current ethical and social justice issues that impact information science.

2020 Keynote Speaker

Bärí A. Williams


Bärí A. Williams, Esq.

“Ethical Issues in the Use of AI for Marginalized Communities”

Location: Pleasants Family Assembly Room, Wilson Library
Time: 11:30am-12:30pm

Bärí A. Williams is an attorney and startup advisor, most recently serving as Vice President of Legal, Policy, and Business Affairs at All Turtles, an artificial intelligence studio. Her primary practice areas include emerging technology transactions, privacy and data protection, and terms of service. She is also a published author with bylines in the New York Times, WIRED, Fortune, and Fast Company. She is the former Head of Business Operations Management for North America at StubHub, where she was responsible for business planning and operations to manage and oversee technical internal and external metrics, product innovation, and partnerships and drive P&L results across the company. She has served as an advisor to startups in the enterprise and e-commerce space, including Blavity (and AfroTech), Bandwagon, Owl, and Telepath. She recently gave congressional testimony on bias in AI in financial services in Feb. 2020. Her book, Diversity in the Workplace: Eye-Opening Interviews to Jumpstart Conversations About Identity, Privilege, and Bias, will be released on March 31.