Tech enthusiasts like to talk about early adopters, those first to see opportunity in new technology. Unfortunately, racism and inequality are the original early adopters — they take the first seats at the table anytime we create something new, turning technology into a tool that too often exploits, harms or ignores our frontline communities.
While community members and digital justice advocates call for public sector responses, most government policymakers have limited understanding of how technology impacts frontline communities and few channels for community members to influence technology policymaking.
Suma’s justice program works with partners and governments to build long-term community engagement in technology policymaking and to overcome the digital divide, supporting access to technology, digital community building and inclusive policymaking. Click on the icons below to learn more about our current justice work.