Breaking the Silence: Marginalized Tech Workers’ Experiences and Community Solidarity (RSM Speaker Series) – Institute for Rebooting Social Media

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RSM welcomes Anika Collier Navaroli for a conversation with Fellow Nadah Feteih on the experiences of underrepresented employees at tech companies (including Trust & Safety workers). The discussion will touch on the way identity influences underrepresented worker experiences within immediate job functions and when serving as internal activists pushing for change during times of crisis. We’ll be covering topics such as retaliation, whistleblowing, compelled identity labor, and the urgent need for tech companies to change the way they respond to and engage with vulnerable individuals and their communities.
This event will be held at the Berkman Klein Center (room 515) from 12:30pm-1:30pm ET. Lunch will be served! In-person attendance is limited to Harvard ID holders, but the general public is invited to attend virtually via Zoom.
Anika Collier Navaroli is a writer, lawyer, and researcher focused on the intersections of technology, media, policy, and human rights. She is currently a Senior Fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, a Public Voices Fellow on Technology in the Public Interest with The OpEd Project in partnership with The MacArthur Foundation, and a 2023 Unicorn Fund awardee. Previously, she held senior policy official positions within Trust & Safety teams at Twitter and Twitch. For the last decade, her work has spanned from inside tech companies and centers of research to advocacy organizations and classrooms.
Nadah Feteih is an Employee Fellow at the Institute for Rebooting Social Media. She holds B.S and M.S degrees from UC San Diego in Computer Science with a focus on systems and security. Her background is in privacy and trust & safety, working most recently as a Software Engineer at Meta on Messenger Privacy and Instagram Privacy teams. She was promoted to Senior Software Engineer within two years and was involved in various integrity workstreams at the company, escalating content moderation issues and bringing awareness to bias in product features and enforcement systems.