This speaker is available for online programs only.
Due to high demand for Clyde’s services, Clyde will be prioritizing smaller and rural organizations, and may direct some hosts to book his services privately.
When we need an answer to a question, from the mundane to the profound, we usually turn to internet searches. Yet few of us understand how the technology we rely on works, and how the answers we receive are often skewed by racism and bias.
Join author Clyde Ford to explore the history of digital technology and its often-troubling relationship to human rights and social justice. Drawing from both his own and his father’s experiences working at IBM during the company’s heyday, Ford examines the problems of bias in technology and how we, as consumers and companies, can create more equitable tech.
Clyde W. Ford (he/him) is an award-winning author of 13 works of fiction and non-fiction. His most recent book, Think Black, is a memoir about his father, the first Black software engineer in America. The book explores the intersection of race, social justice, and high technology. He has been a featured guest on The Oprah Show, NPR, and numerous other radio and television programs nationwide.
Ford lives in Bellingham.
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