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The Logic School wants to instil activism in tech workers

Product managers and engineers are experts in their fields, and they wield a disproportionate amount of influence because of their affiliation with the firms they work for. Logic School is a free 13-week programme funded by the Omidyar Network that teaches IT employees how to organise to address systemic inequalities.

The school’s ultimate aim is admirable: to equip those who may otherwise feel helpless with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to take action in the form of advocacy, identification, or the development of the courage to speak up when necessary.

In addition to readings from critical race theory, economics, and sociology, the curriculum also covers the most recent research in the field of technology and the larger technology sector.

In addition to imparting knowledge, the institution fosters the development of a network of professionals united in their pursuit of a more equal outcome.

Participants will hear from speakers such as Clarissa Redwine of the Kickstarter Union Oral History, Alex Hanna and Timnit Gebru of the Distributed AI Research Institute (DAIR), Ari Melenciano of Afrotectopia/NYU/Google Creative Lab, Blunt of Hacking/Hustling, Erin McElroy, Assistant Professor of American Studies at UT Austin, Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, and Shazeda Ahmed, Princeton University, Center for Information Technology Policy.