The squeaky wheel gets the grease: speak out now regarding redistricting

This week on the Word on Long Beach Podcast:

:46 – Throughout the world, communities and governments are having conversations on how to overcome racism and discrimination.  In those conversations, we rarely talk about discriminatory practices in technology. To make sure tech is not overlooked, the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, in conjunction with Cal State Long Beach, is hosting a free online symposium called Behind the Screens: Discriminatory Algorithms on Wednesday, Oct. 27. The symposium is designed to educate the community on how algorithms increasingly impact all of our lives, and how some groups, particularly women and people of color, and people experiencing poverty, are made more vulnerable by algorithms.

You can learn more by joining the free call on Wednesday at anytime between 4-8 p.m. You can sign up for the call here.  Or find out more about the symposium here.

15:53 – We are three weeks away from the anticipated deadline for redistricting maps to be finalized. This Wednesday, Oct. 27, is one of the last times you can make sure your voice is heard regarding how district lines are drawn. Jason Ruiz has been covering the redistricting process since February. He reminds the community the squeaky wheel gets the grease so it is important to be vocal and persistent. You can join a live chat to ask questions with Ruiz and education reporter Mike Guardabascio and Dan Vicuña, national redistricting manager for Common Cause. That live chat will happen on the Post Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube pages. You can also get all the information you need regarding redistricting here.

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Jackie Rae is a multimedia reporter for the Long Beach Post who joined in May 2021.