Intro to RJxTP

Technology increasingly impacts how people live their lives and the outcomes they face. The Racial Justice x Tech Policy project is driven by several research teams within the Institute of Economic and Racial Equity (IERE). We evaluate the evolving challenges of algorithmic bias, barriers to diversity in STEM careers, and contribute to redefining civil rights in an increasingly data-driven society. Our first year includes an RJxTP Awards event with our partners at the Kapor Center to fund new projects that will influence innovative policies. We’re excited for the potential of the Racial Justice x Tech Policy program and the positive change our collective knowledge will bring.

Meet the RJxTP Team


AI Builders and Critics Convene with Senators on Regulation

Explore the latest insights into the world of technology and artificial intelligence (AI) governance. Recently, prominent tech leaders, including Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, gathered on Capitol Hill for a momentous meeting on the future of AI. They unanimously agreed that government intervention is crucial to address the evolving challenges posed by this cutting-edge technology. However, finding common ground on a congressional framework for AI governance proved to be a complex task.

This meeting highlights the ongoing struggle of lawmakers in Washington to regulate the tech industry, especially in areas like data privacy and social media. The urgency surrounding AI stems from its potential to discriminate and its critical role in national security.

Read more on how these tech giants and policymakers grappled with issues such as open-source AI models, workforce preparation, and the necessity of a new AI regulatory body. The discussion also touched on the global coordination required to navigate the AI landscape effectively.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) hosts a Senate bipartisan Artificial Intelligence Insights Forum

Empowering BIPOC Communities: Our Impactful Partnership with Move Up Global

Image from Move Up Global 2022 impact report.Through generous donations and advocacy from RJxTP, Move Up Global has made a significant impact on the lives of many students and members of the Nyabirehe community. The support provided by RJxTP has enabled Move Up Global to achieve several essential initiatives, including offering enrichment programs like computer classes to students and teachers in rural Rwanda. The RJxTP program collaborated with MUG in launching the TS^2 Project. This initiative aims to strengthen technology systems available to the Nyabirehe community, further empowering them with the tools needed for growth and development.

Move Up Global's annual report for 2022 showcases the achievements, challenges, and impact of their work, which is in part made possible through the support from RJxTP. Readers can find the full report on the Move Up Global website.

Through its commitment to racial justice and technology policy, RJxTP exemplifies its dedication to supporting BIPOC communities by empowering organizations like Move Up Global to create meaningful change. With a focus on tangible actions and partnerships, RJxTP continues to make a positive impact on the lives of those it supports.

As we move forward, the vision of thriving BIPOC communities remains at the forefront of RJxTP's mission, working in tandem with community members and partners to create a future where everyone can prosper, flourish, and thrive. Together, we can make a difference and help people move up in life, achieving their dreams and aspirations.