The Center for Digital Ethics and Policy will host an award luncheon to honor its first-ever Digital Ethics Award winner Taylor Dumpson. The CDEP honors Ms. Dumpson for her fight against online hate speech after being targeted by a racist troll storm. In her fight, Ms. Dumpson has utilized the court system to set a new standard for dealing with this form of bigotry through restorative justice.
Chicago-based data scientist and activist Lorena Mesa will present the award. During the luncheon, the center will also recognize a student from the Loyola community with our inaugural Student Award in Digital Ethics. The award will be given to a student who has embodied Loyola's social justice mission through digital technologies.
The award ceremony will take place on November 7 at 1:00 p.m in Regents Hall on Loyola’s Water Tower Campus. The event is part of CDEP's 9th International Symposium on Digital Ethics. The ceremony will be preceded by a panel discussion on online hate speech moderated by CDEP Program Director Bastiaan Vanacker. The event is open to the public but registration is required.