Reminder: The first Change seminar of the quarter is tomorrow!

On Thu, Apr 4, 2019 at 12:24 PM Galen Weld <> wrote:

> Please join us for the first Change seminar of the Spring quarter!
> *Who:* Sara Vannini, UW Dept. of Communication, and Ricardo Gomez, UW
> iSchool
> *When: *Tuesday, April 9, 12pm-1pm
> *Where:* CSE 203
> *Privacy and Security Guidelines for Humanitarian Work with Irregular
> Migrants*
> *Abstract*
> Humanitarian organizations frequently do not fully address the
> implications of collecting, storing, and using data about vulnerable
> populations. In this talk, we share a conceptual framework for Humanitarian
> Information Activities (HIA), especially in the context of undocumented
> migration, which we recently presented at the conferences ICTD and
> iConference. We have examined this framework in the light of both a survey
> of the literature and a pilot study that examines HIA activities in three
> distinct contexts: 1) higher education institutions that provide support to
> undocumented students, 2) non-profit organizations that provide legal
> support to undocumented immigrants, and 3) humanitarian organizations
> assisting undocumented migrants near the US-Mexico border. We propose (and
> seek feedback on!) a set of 5 guidelines to strengthen the privacy
> protection offered to vulnerable populations by humanitarian organizations
> in the context of irregular migration.
> *Bios*
> Ricardo Gomez is Associate Professor at UW iSchool, and faculty affiliate
> with UW Center for Human Rights and Latin American & Caribbean Studies
> program. His work focuses on social dimensions of the use (or non-use) of
> communication technologies, and how they contribute to well-being, with a
> particular emphasis on migration, human rights and social justice.
> See more at:
> Sara Vannini is a Lecturer at the Department of Communication and at the
> Integrated Social Sciences program at UW. Sara’s research is in the field
> of Information and Communication Technologies for Development, focusing in
> particular on issues of social appropriation of technologies, information
> and migration, and participatory and visual methodologies of inquiry.
> See more at:
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