In Their Boots: Veterans Day Special (7PM ET)


No matter how you feel about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the sacrifices military families make in wartime are immense. 

In Their Boots is a one-of-a-kind online show that gives viewers a glimpse into the world of service members and their families.  This video is a trailer for a special Veterans Day presentation.  Join us Tuesday November 11th for three real stories focusing on the lives of veterans affected by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

Unlike Memorial Day, when we pay tribute to those who have served our country and are no longer with us, Veterans Day is about recognizing the sacrifices of the more than 20 million men and women who have served and are serving in the Armed Forces.  I invite you to take a moment to consider how your life would be different if someone in your family were serving overseas, or struggling to rebuild a life after finally returning home.

This is the subject of In Their Boots.  Real people.  Real Stories.  A resource for connecting service members and veterans with support services, and a resource for engaging volunteers in support services.  It is all at www.intheirboots.com.  I hope you'll take a look.  

Happy Veterans Day.

 
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Imagine you've forgotten once again the difference between a gorilla and a chimpanzee, so you do a quick Google image search of “gorilla." But instead of finding images of adorable animals, photos of a Black couple pop up.

Is this just a glitch in the algorithm? Or, is Google an ad company, not an information company, that's replicating the discrimination of the world it operates in? How can this discrimination be addressed and who is accountable for it?

“These platforms are encoded with racism," says UCLA professor and best-selling author of Algorithms of Oppression, Dr. Safiya Noble. “The logic is racist and sexist because it would allow for these kinds of false, misleading, kinds of results to come to the fore…There are unfortunately thousands of examples now of harm that comes from algorithmic discrimination."

On At Liberty this week, Dr. Noble joined us to discuss what she calls “algorithmic oppression," and what needs to be done to end this kind of bias and dismantle systemic racism in software, predictive analytics, search platforms, surveillance systems, and other technologies.

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