Urusla Franklin’s Earthworms Theory for Social Change | Amina Mire | TEDxCarletonUniversity


This TEDx Talk discusses the importance of participatory democracy in the use of technology, and urges people to recognize technology as not objective, but as a vessel and producer of structural biases, that are disproportionately felt by racialized communities. In their Talk, Professor Mire pays a tribute to Dr. Ursula Franklin who was a mentor to Professor Mire, and revolutionized the social and political implications of technology. Amina Mire is an Associate Professor at Carleton University. Her areas of research interests involve an interdisciplinary analysis of subject areas such as: women and health; racialization and biomedicalization of women’s bodies and skin; anti-ageing; women, science, and technology; political thought; sociology of gender; sociology of knowledge; gender and the cinema; and anti-racist/anti-colonial research. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx