Part II: Black Tech Innovators and Disruptors
Time/Date: 1-2 p.m. EST, Monday, Feb. 27
|Join us Monday, Feb. 27 for the second installment of MMCA’s Racial Reckoning: Moving Toward Transformation and Healing Discussion Series, in which we examine what, exactly, has changed or not changed in the 2+ years since widespread rallies for racial justice rocked the world, and what it will take to harness our renewed awareness of racial inequity into transformation and healing. The one-hour, news-styled discussions are designed to provide insights and spark debate that will then be summarized in a news story that, along with any related content submitted by journalists and other contributors, will be made available for BIPOCXChange members to publish on their platforms.|
Last month we kicked of the series by peeling back the veil on tokenism with diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) experts and celebrity influencers in “Good DEI vs Bad DEI—Why it Matters.” Our hosts also talked with MSNBC news anchor Richard Lui about just-released, ground-breaking research on how Black employees experience race in the workplace.
In Part II, we’ll examine the lack of diversity in the tech industry and highlight Black innovators and disruptors who are breaking down barriers, pushing boundaries, and transforming the tech landscape with their ingenuity and creativity. Specifically, we will talk with three Black tech innovators and disruptors whose accomplishments shatter the myth of Black tech inferiority and are ushering in a more inclusive and equitable society through technology. We will talk to Albert White about his book, “Race for the Net: When African Americans Controlled the Internet and What Happens Now?,” which charts the story of Net Solutions, a Black technology company that played a pivotal role in creating the Internet. We will also get an update from Tayler James, director of research at The Plug, on whether tech companies are making good on their funding pledges to Black America, and get her insights on The Plug’s recently released The Black Tech Effect Report.
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