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What's the best we can be right now? A conversation series from TEDxBroadway featuring Jim Joseph, Edward Poteat, and Dr. Desmond Upton Patton with guest host Felicia Fitzpatrick


Jun 16, 2020 04:17 PM

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Dr. Desmond Upton Patton
Associate Dean for Innovation and Academic Affairs @Columbia University
Dr. Desmond Upton Patton, Associate Dean for Innovation and Academic Affairs, founding director of the SAFE Lab and co-director of the Justice, Equity and Technology lab at Columbia School of Social Work, is a leading pioneer in the field of making AI empathetic, culturally sensitive and less biased. Through keynote presentations and interactive workshops, Desmond is helping organizations develop a better approach to diversity and inclusion that includes fairer practices that address the challenge of prejudice, rather than contribute to it. Also the founder of the SIM|ED tech incubator at Columbia University, Desmond’s research uses virtual reality to educate youth and policymakers about the ways social media can be used against them and how race plays a part.
Edward Poteat
Founder and President @Carthage Advisors
Edward Poteat is a leading developer of affordable housing in the New York City metropolitan area. Currently, he is the Founder and President of Carthage Advisors, an affordable housing real estate firm that specializes in the redevelopment of older government subsidized properties.
Jim Joseph
Substitute Theatre Manager @The Shubert Organiziation
Born and raised in the Bronx, Jim Joseph has worked in the New York City performing arts community for almost 30 years. He’s passionate about telling diverse stories and nurturing the next generation of arts leaders.