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Amplifying Resources for Inclusiveness in Computing: Join CMD-IT for Standing Against Racial Injustices – Sharing Our Stories


Join the Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in IT  (CMD-IT) this Friday, August 7 (1:30 – 2:30 pm CT) for a panel discussion examining racial injustice from the perspective of Black professionals in computing. Panelists will provide their stories of overcoming racial injustices to get to where they are today. They will also share advice and insights about systemic changes needed for equity and inclusion. Register here.

Speakers:

Dr. Jamika D. Burge is a lead for the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Design team that supports the conversational agent, Eno, at scale, at Capital One. She is also co-founder of blackcomputerHER.org. Burge has been a frequent speaker at the CRA-WP Grad Cohort Workshops for Women.

Dr. Nicki Washington is a professor of the practice of computer science at Duke University and the author of Unapologetically Dope: Lessons for Black Women and Girls on Surviving and Thriving in the Tech.

Dr. Joel W. Branch is Chief of Product at Lucd, Inc., where he leads development of platforms for end-to-end governance, explainability, and trust in building and deploying AI solutions in the enterprise.

Dr. Bryant W. York was an associate professor of computer science at Boston University (1986 – 1991) and Northeastern University (1991 – 2001), and professor of computer science at Portland State University (2001 – 2019). He is a former former CRA Board Member and received the 1998 CRA A. Nico Habermann Award.

The panel will be moderated by former CRA Board Member Valerie Taylor, Argonne National Laboratory, CEO and President of CMD-IT.