Past Events

November 12, 2019 | Forensic Genomics for Investigators P.O.S.T. Course

8:30am – 5:00pm Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office Community Room 5200 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062 Course Description This 8-hour course is designed to assist understanding and engagement with new genomic technologies that are increasingly common as investigative leads, such as, DNA-predicted physical appearance (hair/eye/skin color, face shape) and ancestry estimations. This course provides… Continue Reading November 12, 2019 | Forensic Genomics for Investigators P.O.S.T. Course

November 06, 2019 | Meet & Greet

Wednesday, November 06, 2019 4:00-5:30 PM SJRC Common Room, Oakes 231 Please join us for a beginning of quarter social hour. In addition to a chance to celebrate the new academic year and enjoy each other’s company over nice food and drink, we will be welcoming new members of our community, and welcoming back others.… Continue Reading November 06, 2019 | Meet & Greet

November 06, 2019 | Informational meeting for new cohort of Science & Justice Training Program

The Science and Justice Research Center will host an Informational Meeting on our internationally recognized interdisciplinary Graduate Training and Certificate Program: Wednesday, November 06, 2019 12:00-1:30PM Graduate Student Commons Fireside Lounge Our Science and Justice Training Program (SJTP) is a globally unique initiative that trains doctoral students to work across the disciplinary boundaries of the… Continue Reading November 06, 2019 | Informational meeting for new cohort of Science & Justice Training Program

November 5, 2019 | Theorizing Race After Race

5:00-6:30 PM SJRC Common Room, Oakes 231 Join Science & Justice scholars for an open discussion of Theorizing Race After Race! At this meeting, we will be talking about the following articles: U.S. Government Plans to Collect DNA From Detained Immigrants: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/02/us/dna-testing-immigrants.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share In Germany, controversial law gives Bavarian police new power to use DNA:  https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/05/germany-controversial-law-gives-bavarian-police-new-power-use-dna What… Continue Reading November 5, 2019 | Theorizing Race After Race

October 16, 2019 | Ruha Benjamin on A New Jim Code?

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 2:00-4:00pm Merrill Cultural Center A New Jim Code? Race, Carceral Technoscience, and Liberatory Imagination in Everyday Life (PDF Flyer) From everyday apps to complex algorithms, technology has the potential to hide, speed, and even deepen discrimination, while appearing neutral and even benevolent when compared to racist practices of a previous era. Benjamin… Continue Reading October 16, 2019 | Ruha Benjamin on A New Jim Code?

October 15, 2019 | Theorizing Race After Race

5:00-6:30 PM SJRC Common Room, Oakes 231 Join Science & Justice scholars for an open discussion of Theorizing Race After Race! At this meeting we will discuss our plans for this project, including a grant proposal we have been working on over the summer. More information on the cluster can be found at: https://scijust.ucsc.edu/2019/05/17/theorizing-race-after-race/.

June 6, 2019 | Humanity’s Last Stand: The Challenge of Artificial Intelligence  

Humanity’s Last Stand: The Challenge of Artificial Intelligence Thursday, June 6, 2019 7:00 PM (registration) UC Santa Cruz, Kresge College Seminar Room The Right Livelihood Laureate Lecture presents an evening with Nicanor Perlas, Right Livelihood Award Laureate, followed by panel discussion with UC Santa Cruz Faculty Anthony Aguirre (Associate Professor of Physics), Lise Getoor (Professor of… Continue Reading June 6, 2019 | Humanity’s Last Stand: The Challenge of Artificial Intelligence  

June 5-7, 2019 | Wrong at the Root: Racial Bias and The Tension Between Numbers and Words in Non-Internet Data

Wednesday, June 5 – Friday, June 7, 2019 Melvin Calvin Laboratory University of California Berkeley   Sponsored by the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing and the Sloan Foundation Artificially intelligent systems extrapolate from historical training data. While the training process is robust to “noisy” data, systematically biased data will inexorably lead to biased… Continue Reading June 5-7, 2019 | Wrong at the Root: Racial Bias and The Tension Between Numbers and Words in Non-Internet Data