Series 1, Episode 3
Millennials are Wired

Millennials grew up on the internet – chatting with friends on messenger services, researching homework on the computer, and sharing lives on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, you name it. Is this an addiction or are millennials using technology to stay afloat in a world and workplace that expects too much from them? In this third episode, Ausma chats more with Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika and Nasma Ahmed about how millennials use technology, what this means for equity, and imagining the future of digital work.

Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika is a professor in Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers University and the co-host and co-executive producer of Gimlet Media podcast, UNCIVIL.

Nasma Ahmed works at the intersections of technology, policy, and community organizing. Her email is and website is

Get Connected

The Workers Lab is an Oakland-based organization that invests in business models, platforms, and organizing strategies that build economic power for workers.

Nasma is the founding Executive Director of the Digital Justice Lab, a national organization that engages and collaborates with diverse communities to build alternative digital futures.


ACORN Canada conducted a study on the challenges of accessing internet in low-income communities across Canada.

More on diversity in tech in Canada: CBC surveyed Canadian tech companies about diversity in their organizations. Take a look at the results and two recent reports.

Catch up on Chenjerai’s podcasts, UNCIVIL and Seeing White.