The Games Institute acknowledges that we are living and working on the traditional territory of the Attawandaron (also known as Neutral), Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River.
Fempower.tech published an article entitled "A call for respect, inclusion, fairness, and transparency in SIGCHI" for the Feminisms in Design special issue of ACM's Interactions magazine. The article advocates for structural change in SIGCHI that recognizes the interlocking nature of marginalizations:
"Such change requires a combination of: sustainable resourcing for initiatives such as the Inclusion Teams, SIGCHI CARES, and the Allyship program; individuals unlearning harmful behaviors; better communication with the community; and grassroots activism having pathways to hold governing bodies to account. We urge that these groups be given the necessary, equitable resources and support to ensure their efforts toward a more inclusive SIGCHI are sustainable and equipped to alter old structures." - Fempower.tech.
Fempower.tech are a group of intersectional feminists who aim to raise awareness of feminist issues in HCI and technology, generally. As many GI members are actively involved in the international SIGCHI community, we benefit from and support Fempower.tech's work to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion in research spaces.