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Disrupting Data Injustice: An Evening with Renée Cummings

November 14 @ 5:00 pm6:30 pm EST

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Professor Renée Cummings is a leading data ethicist, criminologist, and criminal justice consultant who serves as the first Data Ethicist in Residence at the University of Virginia.

Join Professor Cummings for a special presentation and Q&A session where she will share the journey that led her to data ethics and explain why we need to be better informed about this emerging field.

This event is free and open to the public. Students, faculty, and staff of Grand Valley State University (GVSU) especially are invited to attend.

Join us to learn:

  • How to recognize unethical data practices and their impacts on communities.
  • The importance of prioritizing transparency in data collection and building trust with research participants.
  • How to apply an ethical framework for your own research or in your reading of others’ research studies.

Price: Free
Location: GVSU’s Loosemore Auditorium
Register by: November 13

About the Speaker
Renée Cummings is a criminologist and international criminal justice consultant who specializes in Artificial Intelligence (AI); ethical AI, bias in AI, diversity and inclusion in AI, algorithmic authenticity and accountability, data integrity and equity, AI for social good and social justice in AI policy and governance.

Foreseeing trends and anticipating disruptions, she’s committed to diverse and inclusive AI strategy development; using AI to empower and transform communities and cultures; securing diverse and inclusive participation in the 4IR, helping companies navigate the AI landscape, and developing future AI leaders.

Who should attend this lecture?
This event is open to the general public. Those who study, work in, or have an interest in data science, criminal justice, or promoting equity may find the presentation particularly valuable.

Parking Information
Free parking is available in the GVSU Fulton Lot, just south of Eberhard Center at 312 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49504.

Questions about this event or your registration?
Please call Aaron Yore-VanOosterhout at 616-331-9030 or email yorevana@gvsu.edu.

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Generous support for this event is provided by GVSU’s College of Education and Community Innovation.


November 14
5:00 pm–6:30 pm EST
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GVSU Loosemore Auditorium
401 Fulton St W, DeVos Center Suite 122E
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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