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Creating a Digital Poorhouse: Technology, Human Rights, and Economic Inequality

Presented by The City Club of Cleveland at The City Club of Cleveland, Cleveland OH

May 24 2018
Creating a Digital Poorhouse: Technology, Human Rights, and Economic Inequality

A conversation with Virginia Eubanks, Ph.D., Associate Professor at the University at Albany, SUNY, and author of “Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor,” on how technology affects civil and human rights.

When we hear the phrase “disruptive technologies,” we often think of tools upending the status quo – companies like Uber or Airbnb or innovations like artificial intelligence or driverless cars. However, the algorithms and software architecture that powers these innovations are already in use every day – often with devastating consequences.

Today, decision-making for of social service and safety net programs – everything from Medicaid to food stamps, housing and rental assistance to child

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$20 City Club members / $35 nonmembers

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850 Euclid Avenue, 2nd floor, Cleveland, OH 44114


If you’re driving, parking is available immediately west of the City Club building in the Euclid Prospect Gateway Garage. The cost is $10.00 before 4:00 pm and $4.00 after 4:00 pm. Special event pricing does apply. If you are at the city club between 11:00 am and 2:30 pm, bring your ticket with you into the City Club and we will validate your ticket to reduce the cost to $3.00.

Discounted valet parking is available at the Metropolitan at the 9 hotel. Bring your ticket in with you to the City Club to receive a discount validation.

Additional, non-discounted downtown parking can be found in the Atrium Garage (645 W. Prospect), Ameritrust Garage (900 W. Prospect), and Gateway Prospect Parking (944/1002 W. Prospect). More parking information can also be found here.

Or, skip the drive and hop on a UH Bike—there’s a station right across the street from the City Club. Use discount code G3TR1D1NG for 30 minutes of free ride time on us.


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