This year, I'll be a part of the Code2040 family in helping conduct interviews for their 2021 Fellows Program. I'm really excited about this opportunity.
Code2040 envisions a digital economy where power is distributed equitably. Tech is not neutral and it is political; furthermore, tech and products that perpetuate inequality, inequity, and oppression are designed by those in power.
Code2040's mission is to
activate, connect, and mobilize the largest racial equity community in tech to dismantle the structural barriers that prevent the full participation and leadership of Black and Latinx people in the innovation economy.
By increasing the representation of Black, Latinx, Indigenous and other marginalized groups in tech, including leadership roles, we can begin to move toward a more just and equitable society, especially with tech increasingly being so intertwined with everyday life.
Being shut out of tech means being shut out of the new rules of power, which has negative consequences on Black, Latinx, Indigenous and other underrepresented communities, including the tech industry and the country as-a-whole.
During COVID-19, we will conduct remote interviews for the 2021 Fellows Program.