• Commitment to Community (C2C)

    Commitment to Community (C2C) is a university-wide diversity initiatives committee of students, faculty, and staff. The committee invites all interested members of the campus community to participate; however, it draws its officers largely from undergraduate students, and from faculty and staff from the diversity initiatives steering committee (DISC). Our mission is to foster diversity awareness, knowledge, and understanding through discussion, dialogue and community building. C2C members are committed to create and support individual/institutional change for equity and justice in the many ways we relate, learn and live in our various communities inside and outside of Hamline University.

    C2C Events:

    Commitment to Community Keynote Address 2018 

    ‘Search Engines, Biased Data, and the Community Impact’ - Safiya Noble   

    Thursday Sept. 27th, 2018 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm - Hamline Church United Methodist (1514 Englewood Ave.)

    Noble will discuss her research, both from a sociological and interdisciplinary frame, on the design of digital media platforms on the internet and their impact on society, including marking the ways that digital media impacts and intersects with issues of race, gender, culture, and technology design. Dr. Noble’s best-selling book focus is on racist and sexist algorithmic bias in commercial search engines.

    Dr. Safiya U. Noble is an assistant professor at the University of Southern California (USC) Annenberg School of Communication. She is the recipient of a Hellman Fellowship and the UCLA Early Career Award. Noble’s academic research focuses on the design of digital media platforms on the internet and their impact on society. Her work is both sociological and interdisciplinary, marking the ways that digital media impacts and intersects with issues of race, gender, culture, and technology design. Her monograph on racist and sexist algorithmic bias in commercial search engines is entitled Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism (NYU Press). She is a partner in Stratelligence, a firm that specializes in research on information and data science challenges, and is a co-founder of the Information Ethics & Equity Institute, which provides training for organizations committed to transforming their information management practices toward more just, and equitable outcomes.  

    REBROADCAST DATES: Tuesday October 2nd 11:30-12:30pm, Anderson 304; Wednesday October 3rd, 4:30-5:30pm, Anderson 305; and Tuesday October 16th 11:30-12:30 pm, Anderson 304.  

    The Commitment to Community Keynote Address in the church will require a ticket, and is followed by Q&A and book signing with Dr. Safiya U. Noble. For tickets please see the FAQs. [Simulcast Locations: Anderson Center 111/112]  

    Common read events are:

    • Hamline Faculty Panel Discussion of Everybody Lies, Big Data, and the Liberal Arts on Thursday, September 13 from 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. in Anderson 111/112
    • Screening of Digital Disconnect: Privacy, Fake News and Democracy (Media Education Foundation, 2018) on Thursday, October 4 from 11:20 a.m.–12:50 p.m. in Anderson 112
    • Community Panel Discussion on Big Data in the Twin Cities on Thursday, October 18th from 11:20 a.m-12:50 p.m. in Klas Center - Kay Fredericks Room.

     

    Current Members:

         
     Ikram Mohamud student chair -  diversity@hamline.edu
    t. aaron hans chair - tahans@hamline.edu
    Sara Antony  - student -  
    Alisha Bowen  
     
    student -   
    Molly Doran staff - mdoran03@hamline.edu 
    Dr. David L. Everett staff -  
    Emily Lincoln   student -  
    Amanda Roll-Kuhne  staff -  
    Jim Scheibel - faculty - jscheibel01@hamline.edu
    Jane Turk - staff -  jturk02@hamline.edu