Episode 11

How can you use technology to combat racism?

Jeremiah Chan

On this episode, we sit down with Jeremiah Chan, an accomplished leader in the tech, government, and social justice spaces. Head of Patents at Facebook, he sits on the US Patent and Trademark Office Advisory Committee and is Chairman of the Board for the Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition (https://baatc.org/), a nonprofit organization that combats human trafficking in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. He talks with us about a Virtual Reality for Inclusion training that deepened his understanding, and about recognizing our own positions of power in the spheres that we are in, to reach out to people who are left out of these spaces, to begin to see the systems of oppression and to do something about it. We also hear why it’s so important to have a form of measurement to be able to assess progress in a company’s efforts and programming to increase diversity, inclusion, and equity across industries.

Resource mentioned in this episode:

Robin DiAngelo, White Fragility

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