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Symposium on Information for Social Good

April 26, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

This Friday, April 26, The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) will host its third annual Symposium on Information for Social Good (#SILSSG2019). From 8:30-11:30 a.m. in Manning Hall, graduate and undergraduate students will address advanced questions and problems related to current ethical and social justice issues that impact information science. This year’s topics include

  • ethics in the E-sports industry
  • the potential effects of health data on health care
  • accessibility in library spaces
  • the implications of genetic databases for global health
  • the datafication of childhood, and more.

A full list of panels and posters is available at

At 11:30 a.m., the symposium moves to the Sonya Hayes Stone Center, where Dr. Meredith Clark will deliver the symposium’s keynote, “Black Women Tried to Tell Y’all: Race, Representation, and Self-Preservation through Digital Counternarratives.” A graduate of the UNC M-J School doctoral program, Clark’s award-winning dissertation on Black Twitter landed her on The Root 100, the website’s list of the most influential African Americans in the country.


April 26, 2019
8:00 am - 12:30 pm