Celine Latulipe, an Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte and a Waterloo graduate in Computer Science will give a talk on her experiences mounting the FemmeTech course at UNCC, including her motivation, reactions, and the students' experiences from the first offering of the course. The trailblazing course offer students the opportunity to simultaneously learn about computer science and programming while engaging deeply with issues of gender and technology, including issues of cyber-bullying, the digital divide, and gender discrimination in the technology workplace.
She will also discuss a student project called Participatory Sexism Response Workshops: a project for which UNCC students irecently won the NCWIT Trailblazer award. The project created workshops that focus on using improv acting techniques to challenge covert sexism and racism.
The event will be livestreamed. Details to follow.
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