If you weren’t able to attend the November 5th presentation by Dr Nick Washington “My Work is My Protest” , here’s a video playback of the event.
Numerous events of 2020 have placed a national spotlight on the inequities and inequalities that are present in K-16 education and society at large. In this conversation, Dr. Nicki Washington discusses how her personal journey in computing influenced her research on identity in computing, including the development of her “Race, Gender, Class, and Computing” course and why “teaching is political.”
• Dr. Washington’s Reading List: www2.cs.duke.edu/courses/fall20/compsci190/books.html (not currently listed but recommended by Dr. Washington: “Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness” by Simone Brown)
• Real MVPs noted by Dr. Washington include Dr. Timnit Gebru, Joy Buolamwini, Dr. Rediet Abebe, Deb Raji, Mutale Nkonde, Dr. Ruha Benjamin, Dr. Simone Browne, and Dr. Safiya Noble
• The Identity in Computing Group // https://identity.cs.duke.edu/
• Check out these NCWIT resources and reads to further your learning:
o “Critical Listening Guide” // www.ncwit.org/criticallistening
o “Interrupting Bias in Industry Settings” // www.ncwit.org/biasindustry
o “Intersectionality in Tech 101” // www.ncwit.org/Intersectionality101
o Modern Figures Podcast // http://modernfigurespodcast.com/
o “The Color of Our Future” // www.ncwit.org/the-color-of-our-future
o “The Importance of Complexity in Attending to Intersectionality” // www.ncwit.org/ImportanceOfComplexity
Other Ways to Keep Conversations for Change Going
• Playback previous Conversations that you might have missed or simply want to watch again: ncwit.org/PreviousCFCRecordings.
• Show your NCWIT spirit with a special Zoom virtual background. Every meeting (or virtual hangout) can be an opportunity to raise awareness about the need for inclusion in tech. Download your digital #NCWITConversations swag online.
• Follow @NCWIT on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.