Hosted during the 59th session of the Commission for Social Development, our side-event brings together activists with a lived experience of poverty—affected by either the digital divide or the digital transformation of public services—academics working on the digital welfare state, and Member State representatives proposing good practices. They will engage in discussion on the intersectional challenges that lie in transforming government services in the digital era while protecting the rights, dignity and wellbeing of all, especially that of individuals and families with lived experience of poverty.
● Esther Rodriquez, Activist with lived experience of poverty from New Mexico, ATD Fourth World USA
● Tammy Mayes, parent activist with ATD Fourth World in the UK.
● Christiaan van Veen, Director of the Digital Welfare State and Human Rights Project at
the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU School of Law
● Joongil SHIN, Second Secretary of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations
● Virginia Eubanks, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University at Albany,
SUNY. Author of Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and
Punish the Poor ; Digital Dead End: Fighting for Social Justice in the Information Age
**Please note the webinar will start at 1.15pm New York time - 6.15pm London time - 7.15pm Paris time.**