Confronting Injustice

Confronting Injustice

Bryan Stevenson [ Bias Networks ] — The United States is a very different country that it was 30 years ago. In 1970, we had a prison population of 200,000 and today we have a prison population of 2.3 Million. The United States now has the largest prison population in the world. 1 in 6 male Latino babies and 1 in 3 male

53 Years Ago

53 Years Ago

James A. White, Sr. [ Bias Networks ] The little problem I had renting a house.  An 18-year-old, African-American male joined the United States Air Force and was assigned to Mountain Home Air Force Base and was a part of the air police squadron. Upon first arriving there, the first goal that I had was for me to identify an apartment, so I

Implicit Bias

Implicit Bias

Anthony Greewald [ Bias Networks ] In the last 30 years, psychology has undergone an “implicit revolution.” Occurring outside of awareness, implicit bias disadvantages segments of society, intrudes on law enforcement and affects the administration of justice. In “Discriminating without Awareness of Discriminating,” Psychology Professor Anthony Greenwald, University of Washington, discusses how intergroup discrimination can occur without prejudicial hostility, conscious intent or awareness

Shaping Neighborhoods

Shaping Neighborhoods

Theaster Gates [ WEB 3.0 ] I’m a potter, which seems like a fairly humble vocation. I know a lot about pots. I’ve spent about 15 years making them. One of the things that really excites me in my artistic practice and being trained as a potter is that you very quickly learn how to make great things out of nothing; that I

Graphene

Graphene

Shou-En Zhu [ Climate Adaptation ] Nano materials and nanostructures exist everywhere in our natural world. Take a look at the wing of a dragonfly. If we zoom in 100,000 times and look at the transparent membrane, we can see the nanostructures which are invisible to the naked eye. Graphene is transparent. This is a molecular model of graphene. To make it visible,

Preferring Organic

Preferring Organic

Ali Partovi [ Food Security ] I’ve invested a lot of my own money into organic and sustainable farming, and to converting American farmland to organic, and I’m here to dispel some misperceptions about organic food. There is this prevailing notion that organic farming is more expensive and less sufficient, right? And that we need industrial agriculture and factory farms to feed the

Surveillance City

Surveillance City

Alice Goffman [ Bias Networks ] Sociologist, 2014 Nathan Levin Lecturer, spent six years living in one neighborhood in Philadelphia, documenting the complex web of warrants and surveillance. She describes the long-term damage done to working class and low-income families and communities in this lecture presented by the Center for New York City Affairs, a part of The Milano School of International Affairs