Tuesday, October 6, 2020
When: 5:00pm - 6:15pm.
Where: On-line via Zoom. Registration required to receive link to the event.
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This event was originally scheduled as an in-person event for March 2020, and has been rescheduled as a webinar for October 6.
As the tech economy has grown in the United States and around the world, how has the nature of work changed? How has it stayed the same? And what is its future?
Join authors Margaret O’Mara (The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America), Mary L. Gray (Ghost Work: How to Stop Silicon Valley from Building a New Global Underclass), and researcher Kimberly Earles for an evening discussing the past, present and future of labor in the global tech economy.
Mary L. Gray is a Senior Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. Her research looks at how technology access, material conditions, and everyday uses of media transform people’s lives. Her most recent book is Ghost Work: How to Stop Silicon Valley from Building a New Global Underclass, co-authored with Siddharth Suri.
Margaret O’Mara is the Howard & Frances Keller Endowed Professor of History at the University of Washington and a contributing opinion writer at The New York Times. She writes and teaches about the growth of the high-tech economy, the history of U.S. politics, and the connections between the two. Her most recent book is The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America.
Kimberly Earles holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from York University in Toronto, Canada. Focusing on gender, employment, and social policy, she has consulted with non-profits, government agencies, unions, labor organizations, and public institutions. She is the author of the forthcoming report "The Gender Divide in the Tech Sector: A Plan to Address the Bias and Change the Culture."
Presented by the University of Washington Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, South Seattle College Washington State Labor Education and Research Center, and the Scholars Strategy Network - Washington Chapter.
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