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HELS Keynote

March 23, 2023 @ 5:30 pm

Keynote Address: “Viral Justice: How We Grow the World We Want”

Dr. Ruha Benjamin, Princeton University

Dr. Ruha Benjamin as she speaks to her audience
Ruha Benjamin, Professor of African American studies, Princeton University. New book “Viral Justice: How We Grow the World We Want”.

Please join us for the 2023 keynote address in UNC Greensboro’s esteemed Harriet Elliott Lecture Series (HELS):


Delivered by Dr. Ruha Benjamin, professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, founding director of the Ida B. Wells Just Data Lab, and author of the award-winning book Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code, among many other publications.

More about the speaker: Ruha Benjamin’s work investigates the social dimensions of science, medicine, and technology with a focus on the relationship between innovation and inequity, health and justice, knowledge and power. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Marguerite Casey Foundation Freedom Scholar Award and the President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching at Princeton.

Benjamin’s most recent book, Viral Justice: How We Grow the World We Want, was born out of the twin plagues of COVID-19 and police violence, and offers a practical and principled approach to transforming our communities and helping us build a more just and joyful world. Read more about Ruha Benjamin here.

This event is free and open to the public. A reception with light refreshments will follow the lecture.

Join us before the event for a panel discussion, “Historical Perspectives on Race, Ethnicity and Capitalism: From Global to Local.” Read more here.

Please contact Shannon Lovett at [email protected] or 336.334.3186 at least one week prior to the event to request disability accommodations. All requests will be reviewed by event organizers and reasonable accommodations will be made. The requester will be notified of approved accommodations.


March 23, 2023
5:30 pm


Elliott University Center Auditorium
507 Stirling Street
Greensboro, NC 27412 United States
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