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Book Club: "Weapons of Math Destruction"

MoFo FLEX 2019 - Project Proposal


Project Lead: Kevin Zawacki
Area of Focus: Lack of Responsibility
Knowledge Level Required: Beginner

This project is actively seeking contributors, you can sign up to participate here.

Project Information

Project Description:

A group of Foundation staff will read the nonfiction book "Weapons of Math Destruction," at the pace of two chapters / week. At the end of each week, staff will add their thoughts to a Google Doc, where others can weigh in / start conversations. After finishing the book, the group will gather for a 40-minute discussion on Vidyo.

Expected Outcomes:

Learning and understanding how data sets and algorithms can perpetuate inequality.

Help Required:


Required Time Commitments

The project will take place over 5 weeks. The Project Lead will spend 1.5 working on the project and contributors would need to allow for 1.5 per week to fully get involved.


Overall: An enjoyable and productive exercise!

Staff are busy, so a slower pace might have worked better -- say, once chapter per week.

What's next? If anyone else wants to lead another book club relevant to our impact theme, I (Kevin) will gladly join!