Making Black Lives Matter in the information technology profession

Eileen Trauth, K. D. Joshi, Lynette Kvasny, Allison J. Morgan, Fay Cobb Payton

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Abstract

The phrase "social change is a beautiful thing," appeared in a tweet from a student during demonstrations at the University of Missouri in November 2015. The events that motivated this tweet point to the work that still needs to occur to bring greater racial equality to American society. In this regard, a question for IT professionals, both academics and practitioners, is: "What can the SIGMIS CPR community do to foster greater inclusion of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups into our profession?" These panelists provide some answers to this question by discussing their research and interventions to diversify the IT field and promote greater racial and ethnic representation within it.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSIGMIS-CPR 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM SIGMIS Conference on Computers and People Research
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages123-124
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450342032
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2 2016
EventAnnual ACM SIGMIS Conference on Computers and People Research, SIGMIS CPR 2016 - Alexandria, United States
Duration: Jun 2 2016Jun 4 2016

Publication series

NameSIGMIS-CPR 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM SIGMIS Conference on Computers and People Research

Other

OtherAnnual ACM SIGMIS Conference on Computers and People Research, SIGMIS CPR 2016
CountryUnited States
CityAlexandria
Period6/2/166/4/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software

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